A very warm welcome back! I have had a wonderful summer break (climbing the odd mountain or two) and judging by the positive attitudes of the returning pupils, it would seem that I am not the only one.
During the holiday, seven pupils from the Prep School joined several others from Bolitho and St. Petroc’s for the Cornish Independent Schools Trip to Camp Kernow, accompanied by Mrs Millne, Mrs Lahera and me. We had superb time climbing trees, kayaking, tracking animals, hunting for bats, being told stories in the middle of the Ancient Forest of Moresk about Tristan and Iseult, making proper iron toasting forks and doing some green woodworking with freshly cut ash. It was a fabulous experience and following the success this year, we hope more pupils will sign up to come next year!
During the summer we have had the ICT suite refurbished ready for us to teach the new computing curriculum. Appropriately for the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, we have installed a memorial stone by the flagpole, to give us a focus for our remembrance service in November. It’s very simple, but beautiful in its simplicity.
So term is well under way. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the various Welcome Events, during which I can expand a little on the year to come.
Finally, congratulations to Madison Glinski on her outstanding fundraising achievements over the last year, having already surpassed her target to raise £10,000 for the Children’s Hospice South West. It is an extraordinary achievement and an inspiration to us all. Well done, Madi!