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I sit here looking down the front field and Fire Magic are on site setting up their display for later.  It appears the weather is going to offer up a pretty decent window of opportunity so we should have a lovely evening.

The week has seen a great number of children thoroughly busy once again after a two week break for half term.  Experiments, essays, sports tournaments, play rehearsals, outdoor ed, Viking invasions, musical interludes and plenty of fun along the way have all been part of the last four and half days.

Today we had our annual moving and poignant service, including two minute silence at 11am along with the nation, to remember those who have fought and died in the service of our country.  The wreath laid by the youngest and oldest in Prep, the Last Post and Reveille played live, readings, anthems, prayers, hymns, processions all conducted by the children. It is a powerful and emotive occasion.

I have spoken to the children this week about the ability, skill and need to respond differently to differing circumstances in life and certainly that is required today as we move between Remembrance and fireworks. Life’s rich tapestry is multi-faceted, multi-textured, multi-coloured and consequently generates a multi-emotional (sic) experience. Learning to respond, behave and grow accordingly and appropriately is a valuable understanding to gain.

The weekend ahead remains busy for very many children with plenty going on tomorrow.  I have the OA Dinner (former pupils of King’s) tomorrow night and the recent leaving long-serving staff members will be amongst the guests of honour.  Mr and Mrs Biggs, recent Head of the College, and Mrs Brazier along with Mr and Mrs Thomas who all left King’s Hall last year will be duly feted.

I hope you have a good weekend.

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