Headteacher weekly blog week beginning 16th July

Date: 22nd Jul 2018 @ 2:49pm

Well this will be my last blog of the academic year 2017 / 18. 

It is fair to say that the build has dominated proceedings this year. It has been a challenge at times - losing the front entrance and then all of our playground. However, throughout the whole year the pupils and staff have been fantastic. We are on the home straight now and we can all be very excited about the building and resources we will have available to us in September. The staff got to visit the 6 classroom block this week and it is fair to say they were hugely impressed. We are looking to have an opening ceremony of course, possibly in late September / early October, just to give us time to move into the building when we get back. 

We of course are saying goodbye to our Year 6 pupils. They did a wonderful job with their Leaver's assembly. As well as all the comedy there was also plenty of emotion. But as I said in my speech afterwards am I proud of how well they have matured and developed - they are not children any more, but young adults and more than ready for High School. The afternoon finished with the traditional game of rounders - parents versus children. It was the closest ever but the children edged it 20 points to 21.5. 

In my review of the year I would have to mention the successes we have enjoyed this year in sport. Summer has proved to be very fruitful with regard to trophies won. The rounders team finished unbeaten, winning the Broxton tournament and a third place finish in the Cheshire tournament (if it hadn't changed due to hot weather I think we would have won). Mr Bond prepared the Year 4 pupils superbly well in the cricket. Mr Orford took charge of the team and won - winning every game. And I have to mention the Deanery atheltics. We took a large team and they did amazingly well - winning 9 events. We won the long distance trophy and for the first time in 22 years the whole tournament. History was made and it was a memorable evening and a true highlight of the year. 

The Arts have also been strong this year. We will not forget the wonderful dance performance by Miss Schofield's group from Year 3 and 4. The Year 5 pupils have done so well, performing at the Halle and producing some wonderful art work for the Heber Arts Festival. For drama, who can forget the record breaking speech and language festival scores by Jonas and Joseph - second trophy in 2 years. And to finish the year the lower juniors did a marvellous job with their play - Greece Goes to Pieces. It was a fantastic play and both staff and children can be very proud! 

As we move to the end of the academic year, I can honestly say I can't wait for the new term in September to begin! With the new building, there will be plenty more opportunities on offer for our pupils and it is certainly exciting times ahead! 


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