I am very pleased to write that we have all safely reached the end of another excellent term. We were very lucky with the weather, this term and did not have to worry about the traumas of awaking to a snow-laden and slippery journey to school. However, we were also mindful of how fortunate we were not to have struggled, as so many schools around the country did, with the damage and interruption due to the flooding.
On a lighter note, we have had an exceptionally busy last week of term. More details will follow, but here is a taste of our activities.
On Tuesday evening, we hosted an evening of music and entertainment, which was part of our A level students’ course. Our students had to plan, organise and run the event, which was executed with great style. The entertainment was as brilliant as always and in addition, money was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Well done to all involved.
Tuesday evening also saw ten of our Year 8 students cooking a three course meal for their invited parents and guests. This young chef’s course is known as ‘TEN’ and we host it every term, with the outstanding support of Tony Lane, our ABM Catering regional manager.
Mr Chalkley again took budding Lewis Hamiltons to a Go-Karting heat on Tuesday and I will tell you more about their exploits in the new term.
On Wednesday, six lucky students met with HRH Princess Anne as she toured a canal boat, specifically fitted to enable disabled youngsters to experience and enjoy life on the river. Lee Keogh presented the princess with a posy and delighted both her and the crowd with the most flamboyant bow she had ever seen.
Last night, our Year 13 Drama students presented their final pieces to an external examiner. All went very well and Mr Knowles is looking forward to some excellent results.
Lastly, we are looking forward to welcoming as many GCSE and A Level students into school over the holidays as they attend their revision sessions. We will be thinking of them as they continue to work towards, what I believe, will be a very successful summer.
I wish you all very restful and enjoyable Easter break and I hope the sun shines on us all, and we look forward to seeing all the students back on Wednesday 23 April.