Our Year Three pupils had a wonderful time at Leeson House this week. The weather was very kind and allowed all activities to go extremely smoothly. Many thanks to all of the staff who gave up their time to allow for this magical experience for our pupils.
Today’s assembly told the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. We learned about the self-control and grit that Mr Robinson showed throughout his life, especially when facing a constant stream of racism against him. This was an excellent opportunity to remind our pupils about the core British value of equality in all areas of life, as well as about justice and fairness for all.
‘It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.’
Today’s assembly centred on optimism, one of the character traits from our QPA character scheme. Can we do it? Yes we can!
Today our Windsor House Captains held an assembly for their house. Although the theme of working together and of how to demonstrate character was provided, the pupils prepared their own activities and content. Their delivery was excellent and they demonstrated courage and discernment throughout.
We have now awarded over 65500 gold stars since September, an average of 128 stars for each pupil! These awards are given in all aspects of school life when our children have successfully progressed within their learning or achieved in any area of school life.
Congratulations to our new Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. This year’s selection process required the children to write a letter of interest in the positions, before attending a short interview with Mrs Williams and Mrs Taylor. Everyone who applied for the roles should be extremely proud of themselves; it was incredibly hard to pick from the range of amazing applicants putting themselves forward.
Yesterday it was the turn of the girls to take part in a tournament at Littledown. The team did very well, winning one match, drawing two and losing one. This placed them second in their group. Congratulations to all those who took part.