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Dear Parents

It seems fitting that during our first Walk to School Week of the year, I was reading this week about two sisters in the Himalayan Mountains who travel for up to six hours each day to and from school, pulling themselves across a raging river in a metal cage and braving bears and leopards in the forest. Whilst nothing quite so exciting happens on the path from the Link Road Car Park, I have been impressed by the number of children who have walked to school this week. Each journey earnt their houses a token and the results will be given to the children in assembly on Monday. Many thanks to the parent volunteers dishing out stickers in the car park, our Footsteps Trainers for Year 4 and especially to our Junior Road Safety Officers who have been marshalled by Mr Bridges throughout the week.

Wednesday saw International Day of The Girl, the day after our girls football team visited Ascot for the ISA Girls Football Festival. As always, the girls were fantastic representatives for the school and got the chance to meet three England Lionesses, as well as the Women’s FA Cup. Sporting fixtures have continued aplenty and by the time we break up for the half-term holidays, over 120 children will have represented the school in a number of different sports.

The half-term has flown by and looking back at the calendar for this term, it’s clear to see why. School trips, sports fixtures, our vast clubs programme and assemblies, alongside our well-planned and delivered curriculum all provide the children with the opportunity to excel. On Monday, we are looking forward to our first Music Tea of the year from our Year 5 and 6 children - a lovely way to finish off the first part of the academic year.

Our Year 6 children will receive their 11+ results after school on Friday. Whatever the outcome, we are incredibly proud of the children and know that their efforts at being role-models for the younger children in the school are very much appreciated.

I hope you all have a relaxed weekend and good luck to all those running in the cross-country at RAF Halton tomorrow.

Mr Grosse

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