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This was the week when covid came to town. Last term saw many schools struck in October and some in November/December – our turn has come in January.  Who knows how long it will continue to have an impact here but we will continue to maintain a patient, upbeat, tolerant, pragmatic and serene outlook as we respond to the situation.

As ever, the staff have been magnificent and their level of engagement and communication with the children not in school has been terrific. The children have been very sensible and thank you to those who are supporting isolating family members at home for making it possible.

I have been in a few lessons via Teams myself and it is always interesting to see the profile pics or images that children use.  There are often sports heroes, Marvel characters, animals, cartoons but this week I came across one child using cheese for theirs.  I only saw what looked to me like cheddar but was told it was Wensleydale, and, furthermore, I was informed that the choice of cheese in the pic cycled through a few different varieties. I might have to dig some out myself this evening.

A weekend with no activities, fixtures or boarding is very welcome at this time and I hope everyone hunkers down and has a good rest before we see what next week brings.

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