Mr Wilding's Words Week 12
Thanks to the amazing work of Chef Karen Barker, her kitchen was able to serve 310 Christmas lunches today, which given the circumstances was an incredible achievement. Our photos cannot quite capture the true enjoyment being experienced across our campus this lunchtime.
Bearing in mind the Christmas spirit, and following on from the precedent set up at Junior Boys, both boys/girls and staff at the Seniors are also invited to wear their Christmas jumpers through next week. Father Christmas Emoji here.
Next week we see three major ‘live-streaming’ events for parents to view and enjoy:
Tuesday 15 December 8.45am Carol Service - Live stream (http://schl.cc/as)
Wednesday 16 December 11.50am Year 11/10 Final Assembly - YouTube (http://schl.cc/aw)
Wednesday 16 December 1.45pm Year 7/8/9 Final Assembly - YouTube (http://schl.cc/ax)
Year 11 and Year 7 pupils will be recorded live receiving their awards, with Year 8,9 and 10 receiving theirs remotely in their classroom bubbles.
Wednesday 16 December, our final day of term, is both an academic day with taught lessons, and an occasion for reflection for pupils with their form teachers, as they read through their reports and establish their immediate targets for their return to school in January. Such reflection work is an integral part of supporting each individual’s journey to become independent learners, and we expect every boy to be in attendance for the whole day.
Very well done to our younger house music musicians for their contribution to our Thursday Assembly. We await the results of the pupil ballot with anticipation.
And finally, whilst talking about talent, I was delighted to hear news from Sam MacGregor (2010-15), recent BSc Geography (2/1) graduate from Cardiff University, now social media manager for a Tech start up, that he has been selected to present ‘Life Hacks’ on Radio 1 Sunday 27 December 4-7pm, along with fellow Uni broadcaster, Dani Diston. Sam is one of that increasing band of our talented youngsters making their own careers in industries of their own choosing. Sam is an incredibly talented singer and songwriter, and an accomplished performer on stage as well. His expressed ambition when asked by Chris Evans live on Radio outside Windsor castle during the Royal Wedding celebrations: “I want your job!”