Autumn Season

There is always a certain rhythm and pattern to this time of year in school.  Whilst we may not have been as fortunate as we have in previous years with the weather (it is November after all) the FOBPS firework celebration was once again a real success and enjoyable Friday evening for everybody. The fireworks were absolutely spectacular and as in previous years the refreshments and range of stalls proved to be really popular- so much so that we sold out in virtually every case. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support and commitment of our FOBPs committee and supporters. We continue to be very grateful for their work on behalf of our school, as well as members of staff who so willingly give up their Friday evening to ensure it is a successful occasion.  I am sure a radio show is calling for our splendid caretaker/come dj…

Swiftly following our Firework Celebrations this year was Remembrance Day. Once again our House Captains represented our school splendidly at the service at the Memorial in Bloxham on the Sunday. As we always do, at 11am on the nearest school day to the 11th we have our own two minute silence. Many adults have commented over many years just how still and silent the 450 plus children are for that period of time. Those two minutes of quiet reflection continue to be very powerful.

Yesterday was Children in Need day and our School Parliament have chosen this to be one of the charities they wish to support this year. Thank you for the remarkable number of cakes that arrived in school yesterday morning. As well as enjoying the more fun side of the fund raising day we also speak with the children about the difference the money raised can make to children’s lives.

Alongside such seasonal events the children continue to be Inspiring Young Minds. Not infrequently when I am outside at break or lunch with them, they will come and talk with me about their learning. Invariably the conversation will go along the lines of,” I hope you are having a good day.” This will be followed swiftly by information about their learning and a request to share it with me.

It can’t help but put a bounce in your step.