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There was not a dry eye in assembly today as Reception treated us to a special Father’s Day Assembly. The children were absolutely amazing as they stood up in front of the whole school, and all their parents, to show their fabulous portraits of their dads, show their (secret) Father’s Day cards and tomato plants they had made, and tell everyone just why they love their Daddy! Mrs Thorpe and Ms Livesey also arranged for a special slideshow showing a photo montage of the children with their dads. I was so impressed to see their courage and hear their big, clear voices and I could see just how proud their parents were. It really was a very special first assembly for them, and I look forward to many more.

This morning, we celebrated our Well Done winners – Clara, Zac, Freya, Amelia, Dominic, Seb and Millie – and all of Reception. Our Academic Excellence winners this week were George, Logan, Henry, Dominic and Shayan.

Our prizes for our reading challenge continued this week with Sasha-Mae, Louis, Amelka and Harry receiving a bronze award and Abel receiving a silver award.

Finally our Committment award this week went to Aiden and Felix C, Martha and Lottie received the Creativity award, Felix D and Joni the Compassion award, and Evie and Abel the Courage award. Well done to all of you.

Congratulations to Lottie for a wonderful performance at the Young Artist Showcase event organised by Chamber Music Weymouth last Sunday. Lottie was one of a few musicians selected to perform in the concert which forms part of a summer series of concerts and is organised by local pianist Duncan Honeybourne. It was a fabulous concert and we are very proud of you Lottie, you played beautifully.

Nursery (Bobbins), Reception and Form 1 have had a wonderful day at Sandworld in Weymouth this week! They had a tour around the amazing world famous sand sculptures and then spent the rest of the day building their own sand sculptures in the enormous sandpits. They all enjoyed a lovely picnic in the sunshine, and came home very tired, happy and with shoes full of sand! The children were wonderfully well behaved and their teachers tell me that it was an absolutely perfect trip out!

Tomorrow morning our intrepid explorers return from Spain, after what I hear has been an absolutely awesome residential! They have been rock climbing, cycling 30km, braving an 80m via ferrata, which is definitely not for the faint hearted, and spent their last day at Aqualandia – an absolutely huge water park! They have also had the opportunity to explore the local town and chill out in the pool at the villa! It sounds brilliant! My thanks, as ever to the fabulous staff who accompanied them – Mr Stazicker and Ms Thomasson, and the team at Rock and Rapids Adventures, who never fail to help our children have the most incredible adventures on their residentials.

Next week, our Form 7’s are off on their residential to the Brecon Beacons. We hope they have an equally wonderful time and we look forward to hearing all about their adventures.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.


David Newberry

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