We started this week with an assembly and service to mark this year‘s Remembrance Day. Although our children are young I always think this act of shared national reflection is an important one for them to take part in.
We talked in the assembly about how painful it would be to lose a close friend and how important it would become to remember them each year, just as it is to all those servicemen and women who have survived wars and conflicts. That promise is then passed on to us and from one generation to the next.
Thanks in particular to our excellent readers, Alex T and Shiv from Year 2, and Harry and Izzy from Year 6. Thanks also to Henry who played the Last Post so beautifully to bring our service to a close.
Last weekend, many of our Year 6 children took the Princethorpe College entrance exam. I have spent a good deal of time this week working on the admissions panel at the College looking closely at all of the applications and exam results. Princethorpe is an enormously attractive option to parents in the local area, including many Crescent parents, and I know there will be an anxious wait for many between now and the results being announced at the end of November. Without saying too much at this stage, I know our children gave a good account of themselves and deserve all of the support we can give them as they travel along their Year 6 journey. It was particularly good to hear about the excellent behaviour and manners of our children on the exam day, all of which was commented on by the admissions panel.
With so much rain around again this week I am feeling more than a little thankful that neither the school nor much of the local area is to situated near to any major rivers. I hope you’re able to keep dry and warm this weekend and enjoy some time with your family.