Well obviously the main difference this week has been the fact we have had some Year 6 and Pre-Prep children back on site. Whilst we have had a handful of Key Worker children with us most weekdays since 20 March, it has been a while since we have had a collection of cars coming up the drive in the mornings and have been able to see small groups of children in some areas of the school site. The first steps out of lockdown as we saw a little of the life blood flowing through the schools’ veins!
It seems that we have largely slipped back into term time smoothly and I continue to witness and hear about all the goings on across the year groups. As I said in assembly on Monday, it is important to remain in the present and apply ourselves fully to all that is in front of us but it is only natural to wonder a bit about what lies ahead. Of course, we continue to spend almost all of our time on how best, within the limitations we are under, to effectively and meaningfully retain as many of the important happenings and cyclical moments in the academic year as is sensible and possible and we will be sure to share anything relevant with you in a timely manner.
I dipped in and out of a talk Year 8 were having this morning on Fire Safety (part of their Looking After Yourself week) and thanks to Phil Musgrove for sharing his 32 years of experience as a volunteer member of Taunton Fire Brigade which he does in addition to being a key part of King’s Schools’ health and safety team. Some great questions from the children and it’s always fascinating (as well as important on a safety level this time) to find out more about someone else’s work. Next week they will hear from two people who have challenged themselves…
Have a good weekend.