I wanted to share the successes of this week not already mentioned. As well as the Leadership Cup win at Cheltenham College other children have been recognised recently with awards and certificates. There has been a recent run of success with numeracy badges: Red for Petra Nunn, Amelie Hughes, Jasmine Stephens, Monty Cowan and Julian Shulz. Yellow for Isla Backhouse, Coco French, Oliver Archard, Ottie Sanders, Mattea Nunn, Amelie Hughes, Rory Turnbull and Atia Guy. Green for Joshua Moore, and Ned Welstead. Congratulations to all of them.
Emily Campbell went to the Wycliffe College fencing tournament and came a very close second and the silver medal winner. She only lost in the final to the current IAPS U9 national champion.
Bronze certificates for 25 house points were awarded to Atia Guy, Freddy Marsh and Natasha Wolstenholme.
I do hope you will all support the Parents’ Association Race Night next Friday. This is a new event and sounds like a great evening. Come along and enjoy some fun!
Whilst writing, I am sure you will join with me to wish Prep 8 all the very best for their first set of mock examinations next week and to those in year 4, 7 and 8 who will do their CATs tests.
Next week is anti-bullying week and I know that School Council have a number of events planned. Please support them and encourage positive relationships between all our pupils. The week will end, as you know, with what I am sure will be a very colourful and humorous dress-up day when we shall all be super heroes!
In the meantime have a lovely weekend and enjoy whatever autumnal weather we have. Finally can I share with you the comment of the week that came from my Pre-Prep Assembly on Tuesday. Our word of the week is respect and after telling me how much they loved and respected their parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, one little voice piped up “We respect you Mr Easterbrook.” I was very touched and asked them why and they replied, “Because you respect us.” How true!