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Friday 1st April 2022

End of term

It might be the start of the Easter holidays today, but it has felt like a return to winter this week with much colder weather and snow flurries.  What a difference to last week; I do hope it gets a bit warmer again over the holidays!

We were all treated to Year 6’s amazing Passion Play on Tuesday morning. It was perfect, the children had put so much thought into the characters that they played and approached each role with wonderful maturity and empathy. The singing was beautiful, it was a great team performance. Thank you so much to Mrs Hua, Miss Pink and Mrs Clifford for putting the play together, it is a very special part of our Easter preparations at St Edmund’s and something the whole school community looks forward to each year. It’s so good to have a live audience back in the hall this year, after two years away.

The Easter cake competition on Wednesday was a great success. The entries were amazing; such creative ideas. The children were very proud of their creations. Thank you to everyone that took part.

Yesterday I took the KS 2 children from the school council to London to visit the House of Parliament. It’s a great trip, which we try to do every year, we also took last year’s school council as they had missed out on the trip. The children learn about how their voice can make a difference and how debating works and how laws are made in Parliament. We also saw inside Parliament, the central lobby, Westminster Hall on our tour. The children were complimented on their excellent knowledge and answers. They were a pleasure to take to London, we had a wonderful day out.

We have our end of term Golden assembly this morning. We heard about all the wonderful things that have been happening this half-term, the sports competitions and Easter egg competition winners. We also have our Easter Egg hunt this morning. The children have to collect tokens from around the playground and exchange these for a chocolate bunny. It’s usually over in a flash, but the children do enjoy it!

Do keep an eye on the birdbox over the holidays. I don’t think it will be long until we see some eggs appearing in the nest:

Have a happy and peaceful Easter holiday,