This afternoon I have been out to the Archaeological Pit with some of Year 4 as they searched for Roman artefacts – they were so engrossed and the excitement, engagement and enthusiasm was infectious when I joined the group. This has been such a great addition to our site and it is worth repeating that it was made possible by the generosity of a King’s Hall family.
I followed that with a bit of Spanish bingo as Year 5 sorted their té from their café or the bacadillo from the pan with helado, queso and limonada amongst the many other yummy things, too. Señora Murray was a fabulous bingo caller with not a ‘little duck’ or a ‘garden gate’ to be heard!
Earlier in the week I had been at the Boarding Schools’ Association Heads’ Conference in Brighton which included the downside of a fire alarm in horrid weather (fortunately a false call in the end) and the upside (quite literally) of a ‘flight’ in the British Airways i360 Tower. In amongst these there were some excellent and inspiring sessions led by the likes of Lord Hastings, Vice Admiral Ben Kay, Rev Steve Chalke as well as the valuable opportunity to mix and share experiences with the boarding fraternity from both Prep and senior schools.
Brighton is a popular Bank Holiday destination and I hope you all enjoy the extended break this weekend and that, wherever you go, the sun shines as promised.