I can’t believe the end of the first half-term has arrived already. Today we are holding our Parents’ Conferences. I hope you are all impressed by what your children have achieved over the last couple of months.
This week we have worked on our Black History week. It was amazing to find out so many interesting things about so many important and successful black historical figures. We all know the iconic black heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King but until this week I had no idea who had invented peanut butter or traffic lights or who had performed the first successful open heart surgery. I hope everyone enjoyed the theme week as it made history fun and relevant but that everyone learned a lot. Thank you to all staff and students for doing such great work and to all parents who came to share in our special assembly.
Last weekend I mentioned we were sending a team to the AISEN Art competition. I am pleased to announce that we have won through the first round and will be competing again to see if we can make the final. Congratulations to our talented artists: Jeremy Bride (Yr. 8), Vihaan Nagarkar (Year 7), Osarieme Aburime (5B) and Folayimika Jeje (5C) and their very talented teacher, Mr Felix.
On Wednesday I sent home a list of proposed overseas excursions to Year 5 and above. We will analyse the returns and let you which options gained most support and which we will pursue further.
Have a restful holiday and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 31 October for what promises to be a very busy half-term.