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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Headmaster's Blog Spring Term Week 7

One might think that an exeat weekend would be the perfect opportunity to push the boat out on the blog front and write something rather better than usual…I am afraid to tell you that, as is often true in life, the opposite outcome to the one expected seems to be the case. With the luxury of an extra day at one’s disposal tempting one to unwind properly, the added and pleasurable distractions of having all the children back at home, not to mention a birthday to celebrate, and low and behold Sunday evening arrives double quick.

Although there are a few signs that Spring is trying to loose its bonds, it really doesn’t feel as though it is anywhere near breaking out for real. One solace has been that the snow drops have endured for far longer than one can usually expect. They are only just beginning to turn, and have been a bright light throughout the glum start to the year. Their bolder cousin, the daffodil, is now just starting to emerge. Rather satisfyingly this includes those bulbs planted by pupils under the direction of Mrs Lockett during the autumn along the front drive. Although they look slightly sparsely sprinkled, over the next few years they should multiply and fill out, now that their colonies have been established.

Our pitches have taken a battering in recent weeks. The Spring Term is never a good period for our heavy clay, but one wonders how far they will recover in time for the start of the cricket season, which is not too far away. Mr Eynon has his work cut out this year.

Last week saw the Top Year tackle their last official set of mock CE exams. These came upon us rather suddenly and we will have to wait to see the results before deciding whether or not as a group they really got the bit between their teeth, prepared properly and did themselves justice. At least one of the points of these mocks is that they are early enough to leave time for some serious improvement.

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