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Headmaster’s Roundup 19 January 2017

 

It has been four years since we had to close the school because of snow or ice and I apologise once more that we were unable to open last Friday. I inspected the site at 6 am and the ice was lethal. Despite the grounds being thoroughly salted the heavy rains washed it all away allowing snow to settle, underlayers of which then froze during the night. Even with a thorough salting starting at 6.15 am the grounds were still far to dangerous right up until about 10.30 am. A number of you were grateful to have a day to spend in the snow with your children so I hope for those of you for whom this was beneficial, you had a great time building snowmen etc.

Despite the school being closed on Friday the regional First Lego League Robotics Competition took place at the Sofitel Hotel, Gatwick Airport and Mr Williams Mrs Clark, Mrs Watson and a team of 9 children battled through the snow and ice to get onto the minibus and down to the venue. After a day’s tough competition with presentations and demonstrations our team came away as the Regional Winners and will now go to the National Finals in Bristol at the end of February. Huge congratulations go to the team and to Mr Williams, Mrs Clark and Mrs Watson as this is an amazing accomplishment considering they are up against secondary school children as well.

The cold weather has taken its toll on fixtures this week with rugby and netball cancellations. At least we should be grateful for some sunshine after the wet start to the week.

Marcus Culverwell

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