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Headmaster’s Roundup 30 June 2016

We were so delighted that the weather was kind to us and we were able to run Upper School Sports Day on Monday. It did rain during Assembly but only lightly and therefore as the morning wore on and the sun grew stronger it was eventually dry enough for the hurdles and the sprint races. A huge thank you goes to the Sports Department for all the work that goes into making these days run so smoothly and particularly to Mrs Eveleigh who not only oversees the event but was at one point on her hands and knees drying the hurdles track with a towel – now that is commitment!
Also on Monday the Big Orchestra Day at Reigate Grammar School took place. The children were given an opportunity to play their instruments with a whole host of other students preparing them for the great musical opportunities that will await them at their senior school.
On Tuesday afternoon the Junior Choir walked over to Reigate Grammar School’s Music Block to record the beautiful song they sang at The Reigate and Redhill Music Festival, at the Soiree and again at the Summer Fair: ‘I am the Earth’ by Glyn Lehmann. The words of the song are fantastic and talk about looking after our world together, but it was the quality of their singing which impressed me so much that I suggested we make a recording.
I will let you know whether we are able to make this available for public consumption once we have looked at the licencing laws! It was a great experience for the children and my thanks and congratulations go to Mrs Whitehead for the great work she has done with the Junior Choir this year
On Saturday evening the Choristers and senior choir took part in a fantastic ‘Zimbe’ Concert with members of Reigate Grammar School Junior Choir and the English Arts Chorale. As ever the standard was very high and it was a most enjoyable event.
On Wednesday morning Year 1 led our Assembly on the Values and Thinking Skills of patience and persistence. Working collaboratively both Year 1 classes gave a fantastic assembly which was not only enjoyable but shared a brilliant message too. Well done to all the children and our thanks to their teachers and teaching assistants.
Also on Wednesday Year 2 had their trip to Brighton and Shoreham which, despite the weather becoming progressively worse was the most enjoyable day out. Our thanks to parents who accompanied the children and of course to their teachers who organised the trip.
It has been a busy but successful week and a busy but successful year. All that remains is for me to thank you all for letting us educate your children and wish you a great summer holiday.

Marcus Culverwell

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