Mr Wilding's Words Week 4
What a difference the rain makes; one moment we all know what we are doing, sunny weather, outdoor lockers and a sense of fresh air and wellbeing around. Next moment, ‘where’s my change of clothes and 'I forgot my towel.’ Bearing in mind such epic fails, Mr Hudson’s presentation to our new parents on Wednesday evening reminded them of Michael Jordon’s most famous quote:
Year 11’s excellent assembly on Thursday welcomed in Black History Month October to the school, commencing with the genesis of this reflection from major characters such as Jordon from the USA and from much further back in our own country with Mary Seacole, arguably the first nurse practitioner at the time of Florence Nightingale. Seacole was of British-Jamican heritage, and celebrated in her own lifetime for her work, when 1857 a four-day fundraising gala took place on the banks of the river Thames, to honour her, with crowds of about 80,000 attending, including veterans and their families as well as royalty, she then ‘disappeared almost without trace for a century.
Former Claires Court headboy and Olympic athlete, Mark Richardson, has been chosen by Slough to be a current embodiment of Black Lives making History; the artwork created by the artist Calvin Ruan and will be on Slough high street for a month. Mark has helped with some material for my assembly this coming Monday, a real treat in store for us!
And finally, this week we said farewell to Mr Maclolm Clacher Chopra, after five years of outstanding achievement as a member of our Maths department. We wish him every success in the future - please pass on our best wishes to Mrs C-C, Kaie and Laranya, both of whom are former pupils of our school.
In Mr Chopra’s place on Monday, we welcome with a ‘bonjour’ Mrs Celine Chandelier, an experienced teacher here in the UK (and Maidonian), with a Masters in Engineering background and a fluent French speaker too.