Headmaster’s Blog Friday 4 October

It was National Poetry Day yesterday. Without warning poems and displays sprang up as if from nowhere all over the school gushing forth odes and verses all on the theme of water. It is amazing how much poetry there is that relates to water; we had sharks, buckets and spades, and serene, yet perfectly formed haiku.  Well done to my guerrilla poetry enthusiasts – yes, you know who you are!


The weather is beginning to play its disruptive role on school life with heavy rain causing the cancellation of the Girls’ Hockey in Exeter at the weekend and the postponement of a Year 6 walk around St. Agnes yesterday.  Members of the U11 rugby squad were not put off from joining the Exeter Chiefs for a training session on Sunday morning and then watching them play the Leicester Tigers in the afternoon. A great time was had by all, not least Glenys Tall, our school First Aider, who was able to tick off another of the many things she has decided to by the time she’s “21”.


A busy week to come with classes in Years 3 and 4 undertaking cooking with Mrs Wane, Pre-Prep Parents evenings, hockey and rugby against Plymouth College and Polwhele House, a Year 6 trip to Perranporth to look at various geographical features and, on Friday, Quiz Club will be hosting their area heat for the National Science Quiz here; we’re looking forward to welcoming teams from a number of local independent schools.


Matthew Lovett