Head’s Lines – 27.05.22

Prep School
27 May 22

This week, throughout the School, the SVPS enrichment journey has been very evident in a myriad of different ways. We started the week with an assembly focused on the Queen and the Platinum Jubilee and were delighted to learn from Mrs Leek that her great-aunt Lily was the weaver chosen to make the Queen’s coronation robes – what an honour and a responsibility!

Mrs Leek and I have also enjoyed creating our very own SVPS Jubilee-themed ‘museum’ in the School Reception and it has been lovely to see the children using the artefacts on display to learn more about life in the 1950s as well as enhancing their understanding of the significance of the Platinum Jubilee. We have also made the most of this celebration to develop the children’s creativity and I am very much looking forward to seeing them all sporting their eco-friendly crowns at the SVPSPA Garden Party later this afternoon. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the PA committee for ensuring we could mark this hugely significant event in style, and with a tea party fit for a Queen!

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding Year 1 play, Rock Pool. The audience was enchanted and delighted by the children’s confident delivery of their lines as well as their fantastic singing and dancing. And as for the costumes… wow! Mrs Lordon and the Year 1 team had prepared the children brilliantly for their first face-to-face, live performance and I cannot help feeling the next stop, for this incredibly talented group of children, will be the West End!

We have also witnessed many exceptional individual performances in recent weeks with some fabulous soloists’ concerts for Year 5 and Pre-Prep, as well as at the Poetry Speaking competition. I take my hat off to all who engaged their learning powers, including the power of bravery, to share their hard work and talent with peers and parents. Bravo!

Sport also plays a key role in our enrichment programme and I am thrilled to hear how well our mixed Cricket teams have been getting on. I have also been delighted to see children making good use of both the nets and the tennis courts at break times. If children can find enjoyment in exercise from a young age, we believe they will be better armed to look after themselves mentally and emotionally, as well as socially and physically, as they grow up.

As a part of our community outreach, Mrs Savage has been supporting a local primary school with their Art provision. We were delighted to welcome the Year 6 children from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School to our Art room earlier this week so they could also benefit from some creative enrichment in the form of a felting workshop. We very much look forward to building on our relationship with St Peter’s in the future. As we all head into Half Term, I would like to wish the whole SVPS community a very restful and rejuvenating break, ahead of a very busy and exciting final five weeks of the academic year.