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Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 8

We welcomed a cross-continent team from C-Learning and Merlyn Mind on Wednesday this week to help us in developing our use of Artificial Intelligence in education a little further, assisting us on the commissioning of our six Merlyn classroom digital assistants and inducting some key staff in the next steps, now at the Beta trial stage. Enjoying his GAP year employment with C-Learning is former Deputy Head Boy 2020-21 Owen Mashingaidze, who is likely as a consequence to spend some more time with us supporting that trial and gathering further research evidence highlighting just how effective AI deployment can be in schools. 

At assembly this coming Monday, I am highlighting the incredible plans that Claires Court Outdoor Education and Paddling Lead, James Wragg, has for the months of December and January. His previously published plans for rowing the Atlantic foundered on funding issues, but as James makes clear in the video below, this has not put him off. James has chosen instead to continue his fund raising drive for the World Land Trust by planning a solo cycle around the coast of Great Britain, and not just in any old way, but in fully a COP26 method, low footprint, mostly recycled or reused, except of course the good humour and warm personality we have come to enjoy, which will remain fresh and vibrant! Here's James' vlog ahead of the game…

Despite loads of sporting success (and some bruised noses) everywhere, it’s truly brilliant we can celebrate the selection of our swimming representatives for the ISA nationals coming up at the Olympic park shortly, they being Josh NB (3rd 50m butterfly), Toby W (1st 50m freestyle) and Nathan P (1st 100m freestyle). It is the first time we have been able to swim for two years, so well done them! Of recent victoires on the Rugby park, those most notable include the U15 beating Reading Bluecoat 26-0 in the County Cup and both U12 A and U12 B teams defeating Sir William Borlase on Tuesday. And finally, loads of success on the water, at both the Keel Boat sailing champs and at Henley Sculls, but most importantly Max Pianta won the whole junior event! 


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