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Head of School’s Comment

Last week I wrote regarding our current Value of Service and our practice of giving full attention, particularly as it applies to focus, deep learning and understanding. Our Shakespeare Primary Festival, occurring this week, is a true example of the use of high levels of concentration, attention and passion. These performances also encourage commitment to the wider cast, empathy for the characters and a deeper appreciation of history and language. An education involving a strong Arts component promotes self-knowledge and empowers children to look beyond their comfort zone. These are powerful experiences that will be with them for many years to come.

Our students have raised themselves to the task, as did our younger students earlier in the year during their performances. Thank you to our teachers for their commitment, our parents for their help with props and make up, and a special thank you to Ms Zoe Emanuel who has led our productions this year.

Julian Wilcock