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.
Last year we gave out so many QPA Character Award badges that we ran out of number 1s! Thankfully the latest batch has now arrived – we can’t wait to hand them out this year!
Year 6 represented the school with pride during the ‘Predator’ tournament at Littledown. Their teamwork was excellent and resulted in some extremely attractive football. Mr Pettefer was impressed with how the pupils organised themselves, including tactics and substitutions, having learned from the guidance he had previously provided. Although ultimately the team did not qualify for the final, they won one game, drew two and lost one. The leagues begins soon and this was a great reintroduction to competitive sport for the team.
This week’s thought is about character. Today’s assembly centred around the QPA Character Award, detailing not only the importance of having a strong character but also the practicality of how the scheme works at school. The children were also introduced to Bethany Hamilton, an inspiring surfer who has continued to excel in the sport despite losing an arm in a shark attack when aged 13.
Congratulations to all of our end of year award winners. These accolades were achieved by pupils identified as making outstanding progress in academic subjects and sports as well as for demonstrating strength of character throughout school life.
All the pupils who went to PGL last week had a fantastic time and demonstrated positive characteristics throughout: interdependence, trust, courage, compassion and grit, to name but a few.