My presentation in this Monday’s Assembly centred on the subject of Kindness. I gave the example of a friend who has undertaken to complete a different challenge each week this year as a fundraising focus for a hospice near his home. Last week he took on the theme of ‘random acts of kindness’ – serving the purpose of my assembly. I think the children could grasp the sense that they should consider ways of being thoughtful, helpful and kind, especially when there is no obvious immediate gain to themselves that might result. This is, of course, in line with our School Values, but it might be interesting to talk this through at home…
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning spent in Pre-Prep this week; the very busy playtime and my getting to know the new children in the Nursery. I am reminded of the extremely well organised world of Pre-Prep, as well as the obvious high level of caring that is so obvious. I am just as convinced as ever that I would never survive this for long as my regular working environment!
Today Pre-Prep children submitted to the camera(s) in the Mulberry Pavilion as the individual and class photos were taken. Again, great patience was needed from the photographers and our own staff to get the best results. Thankfully there were very few children needing to check their image in the mirror before agreeing to be photographed. We look forward to seeing the results in due course.
We have had some excellent sporting fixtures in the past week, including thirteen football matches against Cothill, four hockey matches against West Hill Park, ten football matches and six hockey matches against Walhampton and four hockey and seven football matches against Prince’s Mead. There is more to come next week, most notable is Wednesday, when we will field 25 teams against Cheam. Great stuff!
Also next week we have the Year 4 trial boarding night on Monday – I wish them well (staff and pupils, of course).
All has gone quiet at Twyford now, as the Exeat has begun. I hope all families can enjoy this extended weekend and that children return with renewed vigour on Monday.