We would like to use this opportunity to reflect and give thanks for a busy year.
We have visited Buckingham Palace, the Henry Moore Foundation, Battle Abbey, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the National Theatre to see War Horse, France, Spain, Oakwood, the Big Bang Exhibition at the NEC, Mayfield Bakery, Hatfield Broad Oak Farm Sausage Factory, Essex Food and Farming Day at Writtle College, Walton on the Naze, the Houses of Parliament, Boydells Dairy Farm, the pottery in Hanningfield, Bishop’s Stortford, Cammas Hall Fruit Farm, Great Dunmow, Hatfield Forest and Hatfield Heath.
We have been entertained by talented pupils at musical assemblies, by our “pop up” choir, and at the truly incredible Eisteddfod Festival.
We have got involved with the local community at the Farmers’ Market.
We have remembered those less fortunate than ourselves by supporting the Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank, Children In Need, Mercy Ships, Samaritans Purse and Stand by Me.
We have been visited by our Swedish pen pals, a Mad Scientist and a number of speakers.
We have come together for our Envisioning Day and cheered each other on at our swimming gala and sports day.
We have celebrated all manner of achievements, a silver wedding anniversary and a new baby. We watched friends move onto pastures new and welcomed new friends.
We have grown – in the number of students and in buildings.
The school is a family and we look forward to the new people joining in September. The school will be different because of them as we enter our 26th year.