I have been delighted this week with the initiative shown by the Year 6 pupils in particular, and by the wonderful response of the children more widely to the many special activities which have been running recently.
Year 6 are shaping up very well as our senior year! The Head Boy/Girl team and Captains are deporting themselves with an air of responsibility and indeed gravitas, and are taking their responsibilities very seriously. Long may this last! But as well as fulfilling their functions with exceptional conscientiousness and efficiency, they and their Year 6 colleagues are bursting with ideas.
On St. Helen’s Day, they organised a wonderful treasure hunt which was enjoyed hugely by the younger children. The Games Captains and helpers arranged a series of sports activities last Friday to raise money for the Alexander Jansons Foundation, Year 6 today ran a cake sale for the same charity, and next week others in Years 6 will be holding a raffle, again to support the AJF. The new Playground Pal Prefects are conscientiously monitoring the younger peer supporters, and our head rabbit keeper has done an excellent job in training up a team of rabbit monitors.
Initiative has been one of our values of the week this month, and Year 6 are demonstrating it in abundance!
The Year 6 pupils play a very important role as exemplars for the younger children. They are aware of this and rise to the challenge of providing role models to which the younger children may aspire. I am very grateful for the whole-hearted way in which they do this, and for demonstrating, in action, the school motto Excellentiam e Concordia – excellence through working together in harmony.