Celebration, Mystery and Some Farewells

It has been a week full of events in school, and it has provided an opportunity for huge amounts of students’ engagement.

We had Sports Day on Tuesday, as well as the District Sports yesterday, and this allowed both the mass participation from form groups alongside the individual achievements. I was pleased that a number of our athletes went on to medal at the District Games yesterday.

The Drama Department hosted two nights of the production “Corporate Killing” this week. The performance was really enjoyable and testament to the hard work of the students, and also Ms Fulbrook, our new Head of Drama. Intriguingly, the performance was set around the audience, and then we had to decide “whodunnit”. A really clever concept and an enjoyable evening…even if I didn’t guess the murderer correctly.

On Wednesday, we had Head Boy and Head Girl interviews; and it was difficult separating and selecting students when so many performed so well in a pressured situation. My congratulations to Luke Metcalf and Manisha Kaur who were appointed Head Boy and Head Girl, alongside their deputies Samuel Batson and Jessica Maher. Equally, my commiserations to those that put themselves forward, and offered so many positive ideas as part of the process.

Yesterday, alongside District Sports, there was also a visit to the “City” for a careers walk to show Yr 10 students the range of opportunities open to them in the “Square Mile”.

Today, we are saying goodbye to our Year 11 students; with a farewell breakfast, assembly, leaving hoodies and shirt signing this morning. We will resume our celebrations at the Prom tonight. I am sure it will provide fitting opportunities to say our goodbyes to the class of 2017.

Finally, could I wish the football tour all the very best ahead of their trip to Real Madrid and Bernabeu. I have been fortunate enough to visit the stadium before and watch El Classico, and I am sure that the students will have a wonderful time.

Have a glorious weekend.

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