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Message from Mr Bond: 10 February 2023

Earlier this week, I took a prospective parent around the school and it was lovely to be able to show off the range of lessons and topics the boys study as part of their extensive curriculum. From cryptography and passwords in Computing, using microscopes in the science lab, developing their knowledge of climate change in Geography and creating Tiki heads in Art, it was evident how much the boys enjoyed their lessons. 

However, outside the classroom, the enthusiasm continued. On Monday, our Digital Leaders led an assembly on Internet Safety and Edward spoke to the whole school about his work with the NHS and the Beano on supporting children who visit hospitals for an operation. Year 6 also visited the CBSO Concert in Birmingham Symphony Hall (see the photo below) and represented the school fantastically well.  On Tuesday afternoon I watched the U9 football vs King Henry VIII Prep and then had a sneak preview as the Junior Strings groups rehearsed for their Concert. On Wednesday, the Anti Bullying Ambassadors read in Chapel and Oliver gave the lesson telling the story of Moses. Towards the end of this week, it was great to see Year 4 and 5 compete so positively and supportively in their swimming galas.

Taking up and engaging with the opportunities and experiences on offer is so important and it's a credit to the pupils that they engage so willingly and to the staff that enthuse so effectively. 

We also wish Year 6 safe travels as they head to North Wales next week to take on the outdoor challenges of Snowdonia. Good Luck everyone!

Wishing you a restful weekend,

John Bond | Junior School Headmaster