What a treat to see a whole stageful of glove-wearing, bald-headed, children-hating witches defeated by the wit and ingenuity of Boy/Mouse and his plucky grandma.
No one on Kendrick Road could have failed to be cheered by the vibrant and scootering crocodile of Teletubbies, dinosaurs, nuns and hula girls – brave on this chilly May morning! – who arrived in good spirits for their Celebration Day today.
There is much more to be gained from spending time at lunch or after school taking part in activities with mixed age groups.
A closely fought netball match between senior pupils and former students ended honourably at 21-20, with the Alumnae All Stars just edging ahead to clinch the win.
From ice skating to horse riding, rowing and football to hockey and judo, this has been an outstanding sporting year for our pupils.
Whether it is spending the weekend with friends creating a spring showstopper cake or being part of the wonderful wall of sound in the Sister Act ensemble, each of us takes pleasure in feeling we belong.
Standing up in front of all the girls and staff in your House to pitch for the role of House Captain takes courage, and there was a good deal of it on show this week at the hustings.
For this year’s International Women’s Day, we have celebrated the pioneering spirit and achievements of activists, innovators, writers, scientists and artists.
There is a growing desire amongst pupils for cultural immersion, seeing art and artefacts for themselves and engaging with creators, away from the limitations of a screen.
We have spent some time thinking about ‘Perspective’: not just the importance of seeing things from both sides and making a point of listening to opinions which differ from our own but the value of time and distance in keeping things in proportion.