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Deputy Head’s Roundup 28 September 2017

The Year 5 residential trip this week to Marchant’s Hill was a great success. The advantage of having trips at the start of the academic year is that relationships between staff and their new classes can be firmly established. Trips are an essential part of the curriculum and the benefits to the children are enormous. As Mrs Beglan said on her return, children are meant to be outdoors enjoying the sun and demonstrating their unique leadership skills. They were able to show their initiative, perseverance and kindness and it was fantastic to see our new pupils settle in so well to this fantastic year group. Again many thanks must go to Mrs Nicholson who is a great ambassador for school residential trips and organised it so well. Thanks also to Mrs Beglan, Mrs Gibb, Mr Forsyth and Mrs Taylor for ensuring the children had the best of times. Lots of courage was evident.
Speaking of courage and with the recent Invictus Games still fresh in our minds, we all had our hearts touched today when Hannah spoke to the Upper School about disabilities and how she took on a very personal challenge to raise money to support a cause which is very close to her heart. More details can be found further on in the bulletin.
We are now a few weeks in to the new term and the children have settled well. It would be helpful if you could please observe the morning protocols.Thank you for working with us to keep our transitions working smoothly and the children safe at all times.

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