The art of oratory

Form 7 have wasted no time in launching themselves into the term's activities.

Welcome back after a beautiful Easter break! The class are looking rested and relaxed in their summer uniform and it has been great to catch up about their varied travels and experiences from the holiday.

This term is an incredibly busy one and it bodes extremely well that all of the pupils came well-prepared on their first day back with their Public Speaking Competition entries. Every child had clearly spent time on their speech over the holiday and it was a treat to listen to the well-researched and clearly-presented ideas.

Mrs Curling and I had a very difficult job of whittling down the finalists, so huge congratulations are due to the six pupils who will deliver their speeches next Tuesday in front of their peers, parents and teachers.

Monday sees the official start of the Leavers' Programme with our trip to Safety in Action at Kenward House in Yalding. Please remember to be in school for an 8:45 leaving time and in Games Kit. More information on the great number of LP events over the coming weeks is available in the email you will have received at the beginning of term.