Headmaster's Welcome 29th April 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the first update of this term. It is amazing how quickly everyone settled back into School routines.
The Year 7 and 8 pupils seemed to have coped very well with their examinations this week. Our Year 11 and Year 13 pupils are in the final stages of their external examinations preparations. It will undoubtedly be a stressful term for them and we all need to support them all as best we can.
The longer summer evenings and drier weather has meant that we have been able to open up our green spaces to pupils during break times, which is greatly appreciated by them.
I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a Pengelly Society talk with the Sixth Formers last Thursday evening that was given by former pupil, Sam Butler. He works on the animation side in the film industry and it was very informative to get an insider’s guide into how some of the special effects can be created in the film world.
I hope that the Year 10 parent teacher meetings were very useful for both parties.
Year 7 pupils had a most enjoyable Geography field trip to Juniper Hall today. On Thursday, next week, Year 8 pupils are going to watch the highly regarded stage adaptation of George Orwell’s fable ‘Animal Farm’, being performed at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. It is great to see such trips take place once again.
This weekend, of course, is a bank holiday weekend and I am sure that the pupils will be enormously disappointed that there is no school on Monday!
In spite of this, I hope you all have a most enjoyable bank holiday weekend and that the weather holds up.
As the cricket season has just started, I thought I should leave you with this missive. Why is it that a bad fielder is always healthy and free of illness? They don’t catch anything!