Examinations are a reality of school, not one which children necessarily relish, but one far less daunting in fact than in perception. I was very impressed by the purposeful and calm way in which our pupils approached them and I am sure that many will benefit from the affirmation which these tests bring. However, I am equally hopeful that mistakes will have been made from which your children will learn. We can now look forward to Advent and to the festive season which comes with it. Christmas will not be quite the same this year, but we will certainly be celebrating its approach, focusing on its true importance but also enjoying some of the fripperies.
There has been a focus on Art this week. On Thursday Mrs Lomax led Assembly and showed to the school some of the highly creative art work the children have been engaged with. A large number entered our poster design challenge aimed to raise awareness amongst the children of individual responsibility during this very unusual time. Many used their creativity to draw attention to sensible health measures such as hand washing and social distancing. A large number also participated in ‘The Big Draw’, focusing this year on the beauty of nature and the dangers of climate change. The resulting art showed how important this issue is to children. There is art within from all age groups. I do hope that you enjoy it.