Head’s Lines – 25th March 2022

Prep School
25 Mar 22

As the term draws to a close, it has been as busy as ever over the last couple of weeks and the children have continued to throw themselves wholeheartedly into every opportunity.
A super example of this was last week’s Year 4 play. This was, of course, the first live play for over two years and the children performed their socks off! What came across, loud and clear, was how much the children were enjoying themselves and how well they had worked as a team to create such a joyous production. Their confidence, energy and enthusiasm ensured each audience member left with their toes tapping and a smile on their faces!

Another wonderful event this week was the Year 2 Art Showcase. The children were so excited to share their LAMDA poems, singing, instrumental pieces and artwork and the audience was treated to a fabulous afternoon’s entertainment. It was wonderful to see the children perform with such poise and eagerness – the future looks extremely bright indeed with these young people making their way through the School!

On Wednesday, our Chamber Choir had an experience to remember when they made their way to the VOCES8 centre in London where three of the songs they had prepared with Laurel, from the VOCES8 team, were professionally recorded. The children loved singing in a setting with superb acoustics and they were complimented time and again, both on their performances but also on their patience and ability to follow instructions which really helped the team making the recordings. We are now very excited about seeing the finished films which are bound to be an incredible record of a special day and a talented choir.

As with all the opportunities on offer, they would not be possible without the talented team of staff and I know the community will join me in thanking all those who enable our children to have access to so many enriching experiences. Another such experience is the ski trip and I know the staff and children involved are very excited to be setting off to Andorra tomorrow. My thanks go, in particular, to Mr Evans who has organised this trip despite the endless challenges that have been involved because of Covid restrictions. We hear the snow is good and wish the intrepid skiers a fantastic week away.

I would also like to thank the SVPSPA for today’s Easter Egg hunts! Having a magical childhood remains a firm aim of the School and events such as this contribute to every child’s bank of happy memories! I wish everyone in our community a very happy and restful Easter break.

Claire Corkran, Head