Last week I saw something lovely that just happened with no planning and no effort. We have a tomato plant growing by our school pond. No-one planted it. It has lovely yellow flowers and three green tomatoes – and it survived the downpour we had. We also have a frog, which must have survived from the frog spawn I brought from home a couple of years ago.
Our SuDS (sustainable drainage system) is wonderful. It keeps our car park free from giant puddles, puts filtered water back into the water table and looks fabulous.
I am sitting in our newly refurbished foyer, which is spacious and light, with nothing on the walls. It is so calming. How long it will stay this way I don't know. For now I am just enjoying the emptiness.
Our children work so hard in school and every minute is packed with learning new things. Sometimes we all need time to just enjoy the moment.
Today we decided to have a Btec catch up day. All year 10s and 11s are now stress free and on top of all their work. Whilst this was happening, our younger years were learning all about X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Got To Dance from performers who have been there, done that and have the t-shirts. It was a great opportunity to learn about the business – the good and the bad, and understand rejection and how important it is to be true to yourself.
So proud of Miriam (year 10). She is a trooper. She has been in “The Lion King”; “Matilda” and now “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and appeared on CBBC this week, singing the new song – Queen of Pop. You can watch her performance on YouTube by clicking here. She came back into school so happy to have a Blue Peter badge
I'm looking forward to seeing all our new pupils take part in our first Open Mic Night of the year this Saturday. School is good.