I would like to thank all of the pupils, parents and carers for the support we have received this week. The situation which we have heard about through the media is tragic and our thoughts must be with those who have been so deeply affected. The school is quite a different place now, one which is looking forward in terms of developing all aspects of provision and making the school the best it can be for all of our current pupils and those who will join us in the future.
On Tuesday evening we held our Summer Prom which is where our music department showcased the huge array of talent that we have in the school. It was so pleasing to see pupils involved from every age group and level of ability. Particularly pleasing to see was the pupils who, for many, this would have been the first time that they had performed on a stage infront of an audience. This demonstrates just how important music is to our school and it is an area which we are going to nurture and grow as part of our future plans.
The news that April and Luke (two of our year 9 pupils) won an award in the English Speaking Union Shakespeare competition last week really was special. The competition involved schools from across the UK and this achievement really did demonstrate, on a national scale, that our pupils are second-to-none.
Finally, we held our annual sports day in the wonderful surroundings of Leckwith Stadium on Monday. The response from the pupils was outstanding and it convinced us that activities such as these are worth undertaking on a regular basis. The PE team who spent so many hours organising the event deserve a particular mention for their hard work.
Our photo of the week shows some of our pupils thoroughly enjoying their enrichment session as part of Mrs Morgan’s Marching Band!