A purposeful week to be topped off with snow?
Friday, March 16, 2018 by Justin Chippendale
As we head to St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, the colour green comes to mind and some healthy jealousy that colour can imply. Yesterday, 24 Prep School Heads of Science spent the day at King’s Hall, enjoying a day of professional development, networking and sharing of best practice. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that there were many green eyes as they spent much of the time in our brilliant new Science Faculty. The day went very well and thanks go to those on site who made it all go so smoothly.
King’s College have been
inspected this week and whilst the Headmaster cannot say too much before the
official report is published I know that they are very happy with what the
inspectors had to say. As you are probably aware, since last May we have
been waiting for an Inspection here based on the rough 3 year schedule ISI set
themselves - we were last visited in May 2014. An inspection of course makes
you stand a little straighter and can put a little more tension in the air
during the visit but there is no denying the sense of release once one is
behind such an event: I am certainly jealous of the College basking in that feeling
at the moment. Perhaps ours will be next week?
The terrific Year 6 play – last
performance tonight – is a marvellously colourful feast for the eyes as well as
containing some wonderful acting, humour and singing. Once again, Mrs Keirle’s
creativity is evident with many a clever mechanism in place as the children
learn more about stage craft than merely acting.
Having had a huge response to our
Friends of King’s Hall Easter Egg Hunt with nearly three hundred people signing
up to wander around Willett Wood hunting for clues that can be traded for eggs,
it is really disappointing that with the forecast freezing temperatures, gusty
winds and the high potential for some snow plus a yellow (more of a St David’s
Day daffodil colour) weather warning out from the Met Office it does look as if
it may have to be cancelled – we will keep you updated.
As we head into the last weekend
of this term, in the Newsletter you will read how the pace never slows and the
final days next week are set to be just as full of activity.