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Headmaster’s Roundup 26 May 2016

Dear Parents

Year 6 had a fantastic residential in North Wales last week experiencing gorge walking, rock climbing, orienteering and kayaking, not to mention the annual climb to the top of Snowdon. The children worked so well together, were hugely enthusiastic and despite hail and strong winds during the climb to the top of Snowdon they pressed on resolutely, displaying great resilience and support for one another. Certainly there will be memories for life.

It was also our first chance to test the iPads in a remote location and all of the pupils did their blogging and reflections on their iPads in fields, in service stations and in the Mountain Centre producing many thought-provoking and moving quotes.

On Tuesday evening the Dance Drill Team performed at the RGS Dance Slam and I am pretty sure they really impressed the older students and senior school staff with the quality of their dancing and professionalism. The Drill Team perform again this evening at the Harlequin Theatre and we wish them great success.

On Wednesday morning 2B led our Assembly and it was packed full of information about water, its importance and also those who work on the water looking after us and helping us to enjoy the quality of life that we do. Congratulations to 2B and our thanks to Mrs Betts and Mrs Hopkins.

Finally, with half term just a day away may I take this opportunity to wish you all a pleasant break and also to remind you to check the diary for all the special events coming up after half term including :

  •   On Monday, 6 June we will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a street party style lunch and children may come into school in red, white and blue outfits.
  •   Lower School Sports Day on Thursday, 9 June,
  •   Upper School Sports Day on Wednesday, 15 June,
  •   Year 5’s residential from 8—10 June,
  •   Upper School Poetry Reading Competition on

    Friday, 17 June,

  •   FOSMA Summer Fair on Saturday, 18 June,
  •   Meet the new teacher evening on Wednesday, 22

    June,

  •   Prize Giving at 7 pm on Thursday, 30 June (to be

    attended by all Years 3—6 pupils and all prize givers in the Lower School who will be individually informed).

Marcus Culverwell

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