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I love Open Days! It’s an affirmation of all the good things. We have visitors come to the school en masse and (in a very lovely way) root around and pass questioning eyes over things and explore the boarding house and put frank questions to the children and walk around the fire pits and talk to staff and generally make a judgement. Without exception they have wonderfully positive comments to share about your children, the staff they find sincere, honest and passionate and they recognise that both the physical and cultural environments at King’s Hall are progressive characteristics.

Another affirming moment for me this week was yesterday in Chapel. Father Mark was in fine form extolling the importance of putting ‘having fun’ right near the top of the most important things in life. Around his deeper message he also dropped in the following quips at various intervals in our service to bring a (sometimes grimaced) smile to our lips:

Doctor, Doctor, I keep seeing a spinning insect! Don’t worry – it’s just a bug that’s going around.

How did the farmer fix his jeans? With a cabbage patch!

Why are graveyards so noisy? Because of all the coffin!

What do you call a wizard from outer space? A flying sorcerer!

Have a fun-filled weekend and I hope you have plenty more gentle rib-tickling moments.

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