What with the enigmatic circulation and evolution of Coronavirus, defeat at Anfield for champions Liverpool in Europe and astonishment over ‘Prince’ Harry’s New Year’s Eve phone calls, the only thing that is predictable just now (beyond BCS at least) is life’s unpredictability. Except that, of course, victory for Scotland over France in the Six Nations. That was a banker.

All drive, energy, coordination and commitment, that display was indeed a fitting prelude to this busy and high octane week at BCS, as Music took centre stage with the Gala Final of the BCS Young Musician of the Year event. 

Predictably, given the children’s prowess in this area, this Final was an amazing event that showcased the rich musical talent at our School. The children who took part at whatever stage, whether in Round One or in the final, all deserve rich praise indeed. Well done to our Champion, Jessie (Y6), who was spellbinding in her piano playing. Also thank you and congratulations to Mr Nicklin and all his team for organising this wonderful event.

I very much enjoyed attending our swimming galas against Holy Trinity. It was great to see so many of our swimmers doing so well and coming out on top in a very close-run meet. Well done to Mr Kelly and the sports team and to the children for an excellent performance. We wish our 8 swimmers competing in today’s English Schools Swimming Association Qualifiers all the best and look forward to hearing how they get on.

Congratulations also to Year 3 and Mrs Walker, for a thought provoking Wednesday assembly on Zacchaeus, the tax collector. The children performed beautifully and really got across a strong message about how to treat others. Well done to all of you.

Likewise, I was spellbound by the Pre-Prep music concert on Thursday morning. The array of ensembles and choirs at such a young age reinforced the aforementioned depth of talent at the School. Thank you to Mrs Happ and all the children for the uplifting event. It was up there as one of my weekly highlights.

As always, please read and follow School advice in relation to Coronavirus. This will help us safeguard our children.

Have a great weekend!

Headmaster| Mr Noel Neeson