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Head’s Blog 6th March 2020

As you are aware, a meeting was held recently to discuss the proposed refurbishment of our Languages (lower school) library to create a state-of-the-art learning hub which would be used by all pupils in the school.  Sadly, the level of response from parents and carers was poor (I realise of course that many had other commitments and some have offered to help but were unable to attend the meeting) but, such is the commitment to ensuring that our pupils have access to the best possible resources, the project will go-ahead and hopefully, members of the school community will be able to contribute in whatever way they see fit in the future.

The Learning Hub will offer pupils the opportunity to access quality books and journals as well as a range of digital learning tools and equipment. It will be a place where pupils are able to work and relax in equal measure.  The plans discussed in the evening describe a facility which will truly be inspirational.

Our pupils deserve such a facility as soon as possible and in order to do this we need to raise somewhere in the region of £15,000!  This is  a large amount but is something which, if the whole of the school community works together, it can be achieved.  The money raised will go towards items such as:

  • Furniture (tables, chairs, bean bags)
  • Mobile shelving units and screen dividers
  • Equipment for a small cinema area
  • Blinds and so on
  • Digital technology – ipads/laptops/Chromebooks. E-readers, cameras, sound recording equipment, interactive screen, cinema equipment….

It has been decided that the key fundraising event will be a summer fayre (date to be confirmed after liaising with the primary schools in our cluster) and a planning meeting for this will be held in the coming weeks.  In addition, if you know of anyone who you think may like to sponsor items in the Learning Hub, please get in touch either with myself or Adam Rosser ( at the school.

Please help us to make the Learning Hub a reality for all of our pupils in the near future.We have had a number of queries regarding Coronavirus and the plans we are making to ensure that our school community is as safe as possible.  At the moment, there are no plans to cancel/postpone any activities (including visits abroad) and will take our guidance from the local education authority. If there is any change to this information then you will be informed via the SIMs InTouch system, Twitter and Facebook.

Our photo of the week shows some of our pupils together with their  new French friends from Villenave d’Ornon who they enjoyed hosting for the past week.

Best wishes

2 thoughts to “Head’s Blog 6th March 2020”

  1. Do they have to be ipads cause id like to help and getting a tablet or 2 i could do. As id like to give back for the work done with my daughter.

    1. That is so kind of you. We will be asking for donations soon and if you are in a position to do so then, we would all be most grateful.

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