Mr Wilding's words Lent week 2
From a personal and professional basis, my best news this week was receipt of permission for the opening of our new playing fields on our Junior Boys campus, providing as it does two major cricket squares for our senior cricketers which, in conjunction with our own facilities at Taplow and partnership with Boyne Hill, gives us the unrestricted access for both training and matches that the school needs for the Summer months.
Equally, whilst we are still conscious of the pandemic still with us as a community, being permitted to have masks-off in the classroom makes a huge positive difference to communications and ‘active’ working. With further relaxations planned, with the evenings now drawing out, and our own plans for trips at Easter and beyond now materialising, I have a sense of us being able to move on much more productively with school life.
Former Head of History (my boss, Jenny Wilding) is back in school for a few weeks covering Mrs Bullough’s 9B History class whilst she recovers from surgery. It’s been fun for her to ‘refix’ her teacher’s hat, interesting to note once worn, never forgotten!
Our launch of the DofE programme for Year 9 has highlighted just how congested the boys’ calendar has become, and I hope to be able to add an additional date for DofE Bronze expedition training shortly, once we have Mr Wragg back at school to plan.
And finally, whilst the football season has got underway (with mixed results it must be said), I am delighted that our lunchtime activities have added some specific indoor sports hall work with Mr Beck, supported by an addition to our Year 11 senior prefect team, Tom H (well done Tom!).