What was striking, amid the smiles and the richly deserved congratulations on a superb results day for our IB students, was the emphasis in so many conversations on personal growth.
Whilst I sometimes find it hard to imagine how we travelled anywhere without Google maps, the physical artefacts still hold a real fascination.
This week of Welcomes and Farewells is always an especially poignant one.
With England sitting at the top of their group in the Women’s World Cup, sporting success has been a theme this week. And what a pleasure to see the determination, competitive spirit and camaraderie of all our wonderful competitors at our Sports Day.
In our new publication we have sought to capture something of the special qualities of our School and our approaches to teaching and learning.
In recent years, five major studies have demonstrated the value of exposure to outdoor learning environments, not just in terms of physical and emotional well-being but in relation to empathy, self-regulation, innovation and creativity.
It’s been exciting this week to see the progress in Turret House Gallery of ‘Towers of Priority’, the collaborative project being led this term by our first visual artist in residence, Janet Curley Cannon.
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.