No sooner are they back than the children are heading off again. Next week, Year 6 journey off to France and Year 5 are driven off to sample Bushcraft. I will be heading to visit Year 5. As the weathermen talk about the possibility of snow, please spare a thought for me, the staff and children sleeping under canvas.

While we wish all our staff and children a safe and fun-filled week, I cannot resist recalling the story about Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson on their very own camping trip.

As he woke in the middle of the night, Holmes nudged his faithful friend. “”Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

Said Watson in reply, “I see millions and millions of stars.”

“What does that tell you?” asked Holmes.

“Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are all small and significant. What does it tell you?”

Holmes was silent for a moment; then he spoke. “Watson, you idiot. Someone has stolen our tent.”

Back in the real and more comfortable world, it was great to welcome back the children after the Easter break.  On Tuesday it was a busy day with our Year 6 having their photographs taken, individually and in groups for the annual Year Book. As they celebrate their exam success once again, I can’t believe that in just nine weeks’ time we will be waving goodbye to this excellent ‘cohort’.

Our new chaplain has got the term off to a great start, theming our assemblies and first Friday Chapel Service on Jesus, The Light of the World. This helped to focus our attention on spreading the love of Jesus in the way we live our daily lives.

It was super to visit classes and Prep and Pre-Prep and see our children and staff fully engaged in the learning process. The children have certainly settled back into their studies very well.

All bodes well for a splendid term….