With a little hesitation, the sun is putting his hat on. One could feel almost sorry for Coleen, Rebekah, Wayne and their legal teams. Poor things: all cooped up in that stifling High Court, the two leading protagonists dressed to kill; nobody able to inhale anything other than poisonous air.

For the rest of us, especially after the confines of Covid-19, it is so liberating to get out and about; to improve our fitness and to hone our skills, whether they be sporting or otherwise.

As a school community, we have been happy to ignore the machinations of Wagatha Christie. Indeed, every morning, well before Mrs Rooney and Mrs Vardy are disgorged from their taxis in The Strand, we have been focusing on following healthy lifestyles by taking part in Walk to School Week. The children have really embraced this activity whether they walked only a short distance or from further afield. Well done to all the children and parents for making a healthier lifestyle choice. A huge thank you to Mr Hulbert for organising this event.

Also in search of the Great Outdoors, Year 6 headed off to Bushcraft for their final BCS residential, the first to have taken place in over two years. I enjoyed my visit to Shropshire to join them in their many activities. The children seemed very tired but enjoying their  new-found independence and resistance. The scene was similar to a Bear Grylls programme.

Next week Years 3,4 and 5 head to Condover Hall, Colomendy and Bushcraft respectively. I look forward to hearing all about their time away.

Not to be outdone, Reception headed to West Midlands Safari Park. As with prep residential trips, apart from being an intrinsic part of the children’s studies, such an outing builds confidence and a sense of togetherness in our youngest children. When asked about her trip, one girl said “It was great!” No more, no less. Another suggested the lions and lionesses were her favourite animals, as they are the kings and queens of the park!

Year 3 were ‘on fire’ this week, producing a wonderful recital. Again, the musicianship was first rate. They have really developed and moved their music on this year; all the performances were well received. Additionally, 3VF produced an excellent assembly on Kindness, thus reinforcing our termly theme of Valuing our Values. Well done, one and all.

I must say, I have been very surprised by the ensembles and music groups preparing for our Gala Concert on the 8th of July. If the snippets I have heard are anything to go by, it is going to be a very special evening.

Thank you to all the staff who organise and run these trips. You really do go above and beyond.

Our senior children are playing cricket this Sunday at Repton School in cricket Nationals. Good luck to them as they look to build on their impressive start to the season.

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Happy weekend one and all!


Thank you for your entries to last week’s anagram competition. The winners were: Mr De Bono and Ria from Year 6.