Mr Wilding's Words Lent 9
Whilst every week of school is busy, this time of year Claires Court is at its most active, and with every part of our antennae ever focussed on the education, health and care of our children and staff as the Covid-19 epidemic develops, I sense ‘a quiet, determined, responsible leadership in many different situations and contexts’ across our organisation.
My quote is from Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, and it is so clearly evident at Claires Court. I write more in my blog today, but for now please be reassured that we are doing as much as we can humanly do to ensure the School is prepared for all the various contingencies, both current and in the future.
Panashe, Year 8, reprised his winning performance entitled 'Becoming a better liar would lead to a better life' at assembly on Monday, probably the ‘toughest gig’. It is just as well the impressionable minds of Year 7 were not at assembly that morning, instead preparing for their trip to Rushall Farm. Mrs Andrews, Head of Geography, writes “The pupils were exceptionally well engaged and had a fantastic day as we studied two different parts of our Year 7 curriculum. The River Pang measurements supported our topic about changes along the course of a river and why rivers flood. The introduction to farming processes, organic farming and diversification provided valuable groundwork for the next topic we will be studying.”
Year 7 geographers have also excelled themselves with their miniature hand built waterfalls, though judging by some of the examples, I am not quite sure that miniature does them the justice they deserve!
Our 'Charity Week' activities commenced with the inaugural 2020 FIFA Champions League on Wednesday. This competition sets 16 teams against each other using the well known EA game. We’ll keep you posted on the progress made; suffice it to say that on Wednesday, noise won and eardrums lost in the sports hall.
Our Rugby 7s teams have been out this week as well, commencing their national 7s events, with creditable performances from all teams, most notable being the 1st team, coming third in the ISA Nationals, thereby winning the plate competition. Elsewhere in the school, it is nice to report that the U16 netball team won the ISA Netball championships in Nottingham yesterday.
Our Drama performances are also reaching a crescendo, with the GCSE now complete, it is the turn of the A Level students to perform on Monday evening. All credit to the Junior Girls for their production of the Lion King this week. They put on a breathtaking performance, enhanced by the lovely video from some of the cast in the London West End show. You can see their best wishes clip sent to our cast here.
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