I often walk around the school and visit different classrooms. I am always struck as I was this morning, by the level of quiet in the School. All the classes are busy at work, and it is easy to observe how engaged and focused the children are. It is a natural calm that comes about when the children enjoy a regulated day that is punctuated with a conscious effort to bring their minds and bodies to stillness. Recently a group of 5th class children took up the practice of Meditation. This opportunity takes place two or three times a year for children who have turned ten, and also has its place in contributing to the overall atmosphere of the School. In a world of great rush and busyness, finding a quiet place becomes increasingly important.

Di Renshaw
Deputy Headmistress