How many times can you have Happy Birthday sung to you in one day?
Well, in schools it can obviously happen quite a few times as you touch base with different groups of children or adults. When you’re 21 it is even more likely to happen! Mr Eyers has probably heard enough of it today but congratulations to him on his 21st Birthday!
It is also Liz, our lovely catering manager’s, birthday and she is not so far from her 21st that she cannot remember it!
No doubt we are all excited about passing the next milestone in the National Roadmap out of lockdown on Monday. You may even have plans in place to have friends round indoors, or head for a meal. It’ll be nice to have some people indoors - that first week after 12 April was such a cold one as we all braved outside gatherings and found old blankets we didn’t know we still had!!
There will be a few alterations here at school and I will write a message over the weekend but I can tell you one of them will be that Year 7 & 8 children will not need a face covering in school, unless they wish to wear one.
A lovely benefit we already enjoy due to the gradually lifting restrictions and reduced risk of transmissions has been welcoming children in to school for Taster Days. New faces, future possibilities and the pleasure the children gain from sharing their school and the hope of more friendships to make is terrific to have back.
Reading back, there is a background theme in these paragraphs highlighting again how much at whatever age we all value human interaction and being with each other. Enjoy your weekend, which I hope includes some revelry in the company of others – still need those blankets for a day or two!