I am stuck in my Study whilst it is 30 degrees outside; the Theatre was “warm” for the impressive Year 6 drama productions on Monday, Thursday and tonight – 3 versions of the same production “The Affair at Meddler’s Top”; the Rendall Room was almost unbearably hot for the wonderful Year 3 & 4 Music Concert on Tuesday, but not too hot to stop our 1st XI cricket team beat Cottesmore to win the Bank Holiday Cup (so both staff and boys victorious at cricket over local rivals Cottesmore!), and all children to enjoy House matches on Wednesday.

Year 8 Enrichment has been varied – a Gideon International assembly; stage combat; a tour of the Houses of Parliament; drug awareness education; a talk from the Head of Year 9 at Worth about “what to expect at Senior School”; Shakespeare’s “As you like it” performed at the Globe Theatre and a “Forensic Science” day to work out who (theoretically) murdered the Headmaster!

We have hosted Lamda exams for the Pre-Prep and Year 3; escorted children to Trinity Music exams in Reigate; and taken Year 6 to Fishbourne Palace. Mrs Lee and Mrs Coppin gave Year 5 girls an informative talk about “puberty” and Year 8 and Year 6 have held a mock election.

The FOC Quiz night was another wonderful evening with a brilliant quiz by Andrew and Victoria Finnegan – thank you! And thank you to the FOC for organising the evening. I am looking forward to more next year!

Next week – Our float is entered in the Copthorne carnival tomorrow, and having won at Horley, we are going for a clean sweep of wins (very unlikely as we won Copthorne last year!) Pre-prep children have been rehearsing hard for their concert next Wednesday (9.00am in the Sports Hall – all parents/friends invited as there is no restriction on space). Year 8 children play their parents at cricket and rounders on Wednesday afternoon (2.00pm), and are then entertained by the Year 8 Comedy Drama performance (6.00pm), before everyone enjoys a BBQ (7.00- 9.00pm).

Speech Day on Saturday 7th July is a big day for everyone. Children (in smart uniform including blazers but not jumpers) should be in their classrooms by 10.10am and parents (dress code smart/casual) should go directly to the Sports Hall. Parking will be available on the cricket fields. We will be starting promptly at 10.30am and finish with a drinks reception around 12.15pm after which, school holidays begin!

And finally, I would like to thank you for your contributions towards the fundraising for PUSH – £750 was raised! We know this money will go a long way to helping children in South Africa.

Have a great weekend and see you next week!