Mr Wilding's Words Summer Week 11
My last bulletin words of this academic year commence with huge thanks to you, our parents and guardians, for all of your support and encouragement over the last term. It is always understood that in the immediate aftermath of a crisis, communities pull together and compromises willingly made for the greater good in the immediate term.
Since school re-opened in early March, that’s some 123 days passed, and every day has brought different challenges to us all. Your unfailing good humour in making contact with us, chivvying when things haven’t quite been clear and being that extra pair of hands at home when your son has needed them. Above all, your careful stewarding of the twice a week Lateral Flow tests to keep our school healthy, and as virus free as possible, has meant our work here has been able to return in some ways to normal.
And by normal I mean in the fuller sense of what education, skills acquisition and finding success at school means. As I mentioned last week, we were awaiting the grand cup final of Berkshire Under 12 cricket. Despite the weather, we were able to play Crosfields at Taplow on Wednesday, with some spectators to watch much of our ‘daring duo’ (Tom P scoring 72 in our innings of 126 for 1 off 20 overs) and ultimate triumph - well done Year 7!
Year 11 boys and girls have joined together with Year 13 for a second week of playworker training, another ‘returning to normal’ of ours, heralding the reopening of our holiday activities programme over the summer. Congrats to Alex, John and Josh for rising to the occasion and the challenges so well, mentioned in despatches for the quality of their engagement by Mr Richards and Mrs Ruddick over at Senior Girls.
And finally, I write these words as the events of Sports Day are still fresh in our minds. The event highlights so much of what the close of the summer term brings, individual stunning performances and the contribution made by our boys from Year 7 to 10, whatever their talents for the cause of their ‘house’ above all! Results next week!