In HEADlines this week, I offer you a few glimpses of where my diary has led me.
Monday - Remembrance Service generated a poignant atmosphere with the congregation singing very movingly. Well done to the servers, readers, choir, strings and soloists.
Tuesday - The fringe benefits of having the Cookery School online have started to roll in. I was accosted by two Year 4 girls who couldn’t contain their excitement at having been in a cooking lesson and proudly handed me a huge portion of apple crumble complete with smiley face on top! Yum!
Wednesday - A relatively quiet day in regards to diary entries, allowing me some much needed time to dive into the paperwork and another chance for Meg to get used to my office.
Thursday - Conversely, a day of meetings. These included Governors discussing various external impact factors in the morning, and a dash to another assignation before our termly Education and Pastoral Meeting across the whole of King’s Schools in the afternoon. An evening spent behind the scenes of The Wiz (sounded great and whetted my appetite for tonight!).
Friday - My afternoon has just been spent at Salisbury Cathedral for the memorial service of Bishop John Kirkham. Bishop John was deeply involved in the life of King’s during my time here as a wonderful pastor for the schools and I also found him a direct source of sage advice and genial solace to me. Unsurprisingly, the cathedral was packed as befits a man who had such a wide-ranging impact on so many, including a time as Bishop to the Armed Forces. A moving and uplifting occasion.
A change of tone for the evening coming up. I am looking forward to being at the final performance of The Wiz – some fab costumes, plenty of gusto from the children, catchy music and Snoops: they say ‘don’t work with children or animals’ but what’s not to like?
It’s my turn in the Cookery School tomorrow morning and I believe Chilli Con Carne is on the menu.