As I sat with the Sunday edition of the Times, the headlines painted a rather bleak picture of the global scene: wars, threatened trade routes, looming recessions, and natural disasters. This portrayal of our world certainly casts a shadow on the spirit. Yet, amidst this turbulence, I find an unwavering source of hope and inspiration right within the walls of our beloved School.

Reflecting on the past week, I am reminded of the incredible Open Day we hosted. The feedback from our visitors was nothing short of heartwarming. Hearing parents from other schools describe our pupils and staff as “inspiring” and a “breath of fresh air” reaffirms my pride in leading such a remarkable School. Witnessing our children excel in showcasing their School was truly uplifting.

This week at BCS was as eventful as ever. On Monday, we hosted a mathematics workshop for parents of Year 1 and 2 pupils, led by Mrs Wingfield. This workshop offered valuable insights into our rich Pre-Prep maths curriculum and practical ways for parents to nurture their child’s love for maths at home. A special mention to the parents who spotted a mistake during the workshop – your keen eye has earned you a chocolate treat!

Nursery’s enrichment day themed, ‘Once Upon a Time’’, was a standout event. The children’s enthusiasm and the staff’s dedication made it a memorable day, igniting young minds and showcasing the power of imaginative learning.

3RB delivered an exceptional assembly on fossils, effectively communicating a strong message to their peers and parents. Kudos to Miss Bibi and her Year 3 pupils for such a stellar performance.

I must also highlight the commendable performance of Mrs Newman and our Year 5 and 6 pupils in the language spelling bee. This fun-filled event offered them a chance to delve into different languages and spelling patterns in a supportive environment. A very enjoyable and rich offer for our children to explore.

Our sports teams, across netball, football, and boys hockey, demonstrated remarkable skill and commitment. Their efforts in representing BCS are truly praiseworthy. Read the Match Reports for insights into another impressive week for our sports teams.

In these times of global uncertainty, the events of this week at BCS serve as a beacon of positivity. They remind us of the importance of fostering a supportive and enriching environment for our children, where they can grow, learn, and thrive despite the challenges outside our School gates.

Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement with our School community. Together, we are making a significant difference in the lives of our pupils, preparing them not just academically, but also as resilient and compassionate individuals ready to navigate the complexities of the world.

Wishing you all a happy and restful weekend!