I hope this edition of the Courier finds you all well and that you have enjoyed as productive a week at work and home as we have here at school.
The highlight for us has to be the Upper School sports day over at Princethorpe College on Tuesday morning, which went very smoothly and was much enjoyed by everyone. It was an enormous relief not to have to worry about potential bad weather as so often occurs at these events. It meant we could relax and enjoy watching the children compete, which they did with great verve, energy and genuine sportsmanship. It was a great shame that parents weren’t able to join us, but I can tell you without any hesitation that you would have been enormously proud of every single one of them.
Another special event this week has been the Reception Butterfly Day and it has been wonderful to see all the lovely costumes the children have been wearing. I have been sharing with the children their awe and wonder as the classroom butterflies have emerged from their cocoons over the last week or so and I know that events like this really live long in the memory for young children.
ABRSM exams have been going on throughout the last two days and these provide a wonderful focus for the children’s musical learning and we are particularly proud this time round to have so many taking exams and many at really advanced grades. Music continues to go from strength to strength here and we look forward very much to getting into the new Horton Centre next year and recommencing both choir and orchestra, soon as a restrictions on mixing groups allow it.
I wrote to you earlier today with details of all of the upcoming events for the remainder of the term and our plan is to meet these in a Covid-safe way. Please do make sure you digest the contents of that letter and I will be writing to groups of parents within the school with further details as required as each of the events comes onto the immediate horizon. I hope this letter gives you clarity on the broad approach and enables you to make your plans accordingly.
I hope you all enjoy a peaceful weekend with your families.