King's Hawford

24 June

A View from the Barn – 24th June 2021

From  Mrs Phillips

This week we have celebrated the huge contributions that our wonderful Year 6 children have made to the school.

They have enjoyed day trips full of new challenges and fun, and taken part in paddle-boarding, water assault courses, swimming and pizza making, to name just a few.

On Tuesday night the Year 6 children also enjoyed a camp out on the school field, the children prepared their own supper on camping stoves, toasted marshmallows around the campfire and managed to fit in a live screening of the England match too!

On Wednesday it was national ‘thank a teacher’ day, so I would like to add a few thanks of my own:

Mrs Hyde, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Rawnsley and Mrs Redman for organising such a wonderful week of experiences for our fabulous Year 6 leavers.

Mr Hodgkins, Miss Holtham and the entire staff team for pulling together the Covid-friendly logistics (of which there were many) to successfully and safely run our three Sports Days.

I cannot put into words how wonderful it was to be able to reunite our vibrant school community, albeit with track and trace, parent bubbles, and social distancing in place. I know that the parent body were hugely appreciated of the lengths that the team had gone to in order to make these events happen. I was so proud of the children for their excellent achievements and immaculate behaviour. The House spirit was running high and we were all enchanted by performances from our youngest runners (some only just 2 years old) and the competitive but sporting attitude of our more experienced athletes.

The interval between Kindergarten and Pre-Prep sports was filled by an open-air performance by our brass ensemble, in their first group recital of over a year. The children were ably accompanied by Mrs Hughes on the tenor horn and Mr Bates on the trombone.

Another ‘thank you’ message to all of the unsung heroes at Hawford, the incredible office staff, our Caretaker, Groundsman and support team. These wonderful events that united our community simply could not have happened without them.

So as the week drew to a close, the final glass of Pimms served, and last ice cream eaten, we all took time to reflect on a truly memorable week, but not for too long, because next week is even busier!

Mrs Phillips 
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