Mr Wilding's words Lent week 3
Well, we have completed three weeks back in school and online, and for almost all of us, adults and young people, we have got back into a very good groove for much of the time (pictured is the delicious meal cooked up in our food technology class this week).
It does look as though we have a great screen and activity fit for #lockdownschool2021. I am very conscious of the potential loneliness students and staff will feel at this time, and we will do our level best to welcome back additions to our in-school provision for Critical Workers and Vulnerable children to keep all engaged.
54 boys signed up for Food Tech last Thursday, and 46 boys with one headmaster engaged with Mrs Kerry Irons to produce delicious Chicken/Veggie scoff. Thanks to Louis K for this photograph of his delicious meal.
Next week’s lesson is on Tuesday period 5 for years 7, 8 and 9. On the menu is Macaroni/Pasta, and we welcome any additional cooks to this ‘virtual' event. Updated info letter for parents is here, for those new to the course only.
Mr Carter’s Thursday assembly on how to stay fit in other ways, bearing in mind our ‘new’ normal no longer includes practical activities outside and sports. 1 Mars Bar = 5 Apples = Gulp! You can watch his advice here direct - http://schl.cc/b7
What Mr Carter makes clear is that all of the boys are still growing, so putting on weight is to be expected. What they need to do is ensure they add back in the physical activity currently missing. As Claires Court has decided to support the Inspired Inter-School Virtual 3km challenge, that could be just enough incentive for many of the boys to get ‘running’!
Thursday this week also saw the return of KWV children to Senior Boys, in time to celebrate Mrs Tarr’s 50th Birthday. As the photo shows, the front Reception desk was converted into a party venue for the day, and she even thought the boys’ return was the most perfect present ever.
And finally, I am writing to all GCSE Exam candidates and parents by separate letter today, to update on the developments emerging for the awarding of grades this summer.
As ever, “We are on it, #CCPride!”