Another Successful Open Morning!
I must thank everyone involved with our Open Week and Activities Morning last week. We had a very pleasing number of visitors, the school looked fantastic and, as ever, our children were superb ambassadors. I really am very grateful to all of the children who came on Saturday morning. The activity session that we run is entirely optional and yet more than two thirds of the children attended. We also had six children performing solos in chapel and every single one of them gave outstanding performances. Open Mornings are really important for us and I was really heartened by the way that our community supported such an important aspect of our marketing programme. The variety of activities available on Saturday morning was extensive and this is something that we have strived for over recent years, to give every child the opportunity to experience things that they may not have tried before, or if they have, approaching it in a slightly different way.
U9 Football Success
Many congratulations to our U9 football team who won our six-a-side tournament on Friday afternoon. This is the first time we have held the tournament this term, having had it rained off for the past two years when we held it in the Lent term. It was a very enjoyable afternoon’s sport and winning the tournament is a fantastic achievement. Equally importantly, everyone who took part really enjoyed themselves and it was wonderful to see our Year 3 children taking part in their first ever school fixtures, just three weeks into the term. This means that every single boy has now represented the school at sport already this term, with the exception of a few boys who do not yet feel ready to take part in competitive rugby matches yet, and they are enjoying the training sessions! The girls are not far behind and it really is wonderful that we are able to give every child the opportunity to represent their school in sports fixtures.
I hope that you have all had the chance now to have seen our new school video. It lasts for about 2 ½ minutes and can be seen by clicking on the “Day in the Life…” photo on our website. This has been put together by pupils from Denstone College - indeed they have already done one for the College before they came down and put something together for us. The end result is something that we are very pleased with and we hope to add more video footage and indeed.
Congratulations to Isabella!
You may recall me mentioning last term that Isabella F had reached the last twenty in the nationwide Royal Mail Christmas Stamp competition. The two winners eventually came from the older children’s section, but Isabella was awarded £500 for being the West Midlands area winner and the school received the same amount! So very well done indeed, Isabella and thank you!
Many thanks to everyone who came to last Monday’s art lecture and exhibition. I hope that you found it both interesting and enjoyable. The next event for parents is the presentation on internet safety up at Denstone College on 29th January 2018.
The Values this month are Peace and Confidence. Please discuss them with your children at home. Thank you.
Forthcoming Dates for October
Monday 2nd October – Dads Supper at the Dog & Partridge, 1930 for 2000. Pre-booking is essential to order your meal & hear a soldier reminisce of his experiences in the theatre of war. We can normally accommodate a few latecomers on Monday morning!
Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th October - Parents Evening for Years 3-5 ONLY.
Yr 6 will take place after their exams on Monday, 4 December between 4.15-6.30pm.
Tuesday 10th October - Pre-Prep & Pre-School Harvest Festival
Wednesday 11th October - Pre-Prep's PTFA Disco
Thursday 12th October - Main Prep's PTFA Disco
Enjoy the next fortnight!