This week, which has had our fabulous Arts Week programme at its heart, has been one where I have found myself regularly in the presence of impressive people.
I watched Abi Elphinstone captivate our children with not only some insights about ‘finding a story in anything’ but also her very powerful message of relentless endeavour. Her natural charisma will have been inspirational to all those who spent time in her company.
The ease with which the West End in Schools Shakespeare group created an atmosphere of dramatic expression amongst the children was amazing, and equally remarkable was Mike Jones of Earth Wrights, who led the children very subtly to realise their imagination in making models of how an Adventure Playground might look here at the school.
Marcus Sedgwick connected with Year 8 via Skype from the Alps and just today we have had our own impressive people in Year 4 regale parents with a spectacular performance of Sleeping Beauty.
Just before the opening of the Science Faculty, we had a high octane performance with insight to the instruments from the King’s College Big Band – many of whom had been here at King’s Hall not that long ago.
Having the children, and ourselves, surrounded by so many examples of confident, persistent people who have followed their enthusiasms and hobbies and hence turned them into a fulfilling and purposeful way of life has been very uplifting.
I may see some of you this evening to enjoy this glorious spell of weather, otherwise have a lovely weekend before we enter the final leg of this academic year.