The majority of our pupils have been sitting internal examinations this week and I must commend them for the calm purposefulness with which they have approached them. I am sure that their efforts will be rewarded when results are published and that your children will find successes affirmatory, but I am also very aware that internal examinations give to the pupils the opportunity to make mistakes and to learn from them, something of equal importance.
As we finish the last full week of a long Half Term, and the weather starts to set in, there has been much to celebrate in school. Year 3’s Egyptian Day brought the excitement of dressing up to their study of an ancient culture; there were some splendid performances at both team and individual level on Wednesday; and a large number of Middle and Upper School pupils sang and performed on a range of instruments in Tuesday’s Teatime Recital.
On Thursday afternoon, Mr Kennedy, a Mathematics teacher and Housemaster at Brighton College, spoke to the pupils in Assembly. He spoke about swimming the Channel, something he did with a colleague in aid of a wonderful cause. It was inspirational for the children to hear about the challenges and the rewards brought by such an achievement, so much greater because of the worthiness of the cause. His presentation made us all think about the virtue and the rewards of selflessness.