Yesterday pupils from Years 7 & 8 trekked the Higger Tor route in the Peak District. As we approached the end of our hike, just before the distribution of ice lollies, we ‘paused for thought’. We discussed our journey in both literal and metaphorical terms. We decided that life, rather like our trek, was sometimes difficult, but ultimately rewarding. The path was not always smooth; sometimes there were boulders in our way. There were moments of difficult climbs, followed by gentle slopes. We walked through sunshine, wind, rain and even thunder… but with determination, help from our friends and a sense of humour, we all made it back to base camp.
Comparing life with our trek…Thomas Hardy would approve!
I’m delighted to announce we have raised over £100 for Breast Cancer Care this week. Throughout the week , whenever there has been an opportunity to drink tea or coffee, we have asked for donations. One such opportunity came after the ‘Mothers v Girls’ rounders game…
This year we had two rounders games. The mums won one and lost one…we also raised money for an important cause.
Thank you to pupils, parents and staff who attended Tuesday’s Summer Sequence Concert. With record temperatures being met, we decided to hold the concert in the courtyard. It was a glorious evening with outstanding solo performances from Bea (Y8), Joanna (Y6) and Siddharth (Y8), wonderful duets from Will and Max (Y7) and Tabitha and Mia (Y5 ukulele duet) and some marvellous team efforts from the Stoneygate Recorder Consort, the Senior Choir, ‘The Fab Five’ and the Stoneygate School Orchestra.
Thanks to Mr and Mrs Ashwin and Mr James for organising the evening….. and to the ice cream man for turning his sound off!
Parents, could I ask you to monitor fidget spinners. Although I spoke about the craze in an earlier blog, some fidget spinners are now dangerous. If your child has a spinner with sharp edges, please keep it at home. If the spinner has smooth, circular edges pupils may play with them at break.
No sharp edges please.
Stars of the week:
Year 2- Ophelia
Year 1- Archie (this week)
Ellie (last week)
Reception- Ethan (this week)
Noah (last week)
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Mid-Summer Ball,
Mr J F Dobson