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Yesterday afternoon, Sunninghill pulled out all the stops to put on a Jubilee Celebration to remember for parents, pupils and staff. To start off the event, everyone stood to sing the national anthem beautifully accompanied by our school band who played on the smartly decorated terrace. It was a hugely enjoyable event and we were treated to a song (complete with handmade crowns!), maypole dancing, and various impressive pieces of collaborative artwork from Junior Prep. The jewel in the crown had to be their enormous Jubilee celebration cake which all the children helped to make.

Celebrating together, it was a day to feel proud, and I must thank everyone who gave their time to make this event such a great success. Kerry and her team were baking all morning to ensure we had enough cream teas!

To celebrate and mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Student Council planted a tree (a Prunus Royal Burgundy) in our school grounds by the low ropes. This was actually completed back in March as our Head Gardener Liz wanted the weather conditions to be more favourable for tree planting.

A smart brass plaque records the event, but not the fact that a time capsule was also buried with contributions from each class and the staff!

At lunchtime today, the Jubilee cake was cut so that everyone could enjoy a piece.

We also all sang Happy Birthday to Miss Neaves, our Nursery Assistant who is 18 today!

It was the turn of Form 5 this morning to take the assembly and parents were in early to support the class. Form 5’s theme was the life and work of the author Beatrix Potter and we treated to some readings from her books which made me feel a bit nostalgic. Afterwards, parents enjoyed a special breakfast and quite a few of children snuck in too I noticed!

In assembly we also celebrated our U13’s IAPs sailors fantastic results, with an overall second place win from yesterdays competition. There will be a full write up and photos in the next blog after half term.

After half term, it will be Form 5’s turn, followed by Form 7, and lastly Form 8. I will be spending next week completing some long overdue menial chores with my husband but whatever your plans are for this half-term, I hope you have a relaxing week. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 6th June.

Nancy Sewed

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