It is always great to come back to school after a holiday and hear about all the wonderful things the children have been getting up to over the break. In particular, well done to Joe Leek, who took part in the British Tae Kwondo Championships and won the bronze medal – despite being the only member of his club to attend. A superb achievement! You can read about it in our Latest News.
Meanwhile, work is progressing on the area outside of the new Dining Hall extension. When complete, we will have an attractive enclosed area with picnic tables for the pupils to eat their lunches outdoors (weather permitting) and for entertaining guests at after school events. One of the benefits of removing the surrounding shrubbery is that the new extension is now visible on arrival at the school, setting off the existing building to its very best.
It was a real privilege to welcome Charles Nicholson to open our Early Years “Enchanted Garden” this afternoon. Charles is busy establishing Camp Kernow on the other side of Truro. Camp Kernow is an off-grid and fully sustainable residential activity centre, where school children can learn about and experience at first-hand technologies designed to help us live more sustainably. It is great fun and we are hoping that our pupils will be able to take full advantage through the coming year.
In the meantime the new garden, centred on the Magic Tree sculpture, designed by Luke Barnsley in Year 6, will allow our Early Years pupils to have ready access to a garden area, with a range of exciting hands-on activities, enhancing the already extensive Forest Schools programme.
I hope our many visitors to the Early Years Open Afternoon enjoyed their visit, and we look forward to seeing many of you in the future.