Monday 29th March
Dear students and staff,
I thought it might be useful to run through the week with you all:
• Tuesday at 11.30am – whole school assembly;
• Wednesday at 10.45am – Year 11 assembly regarding assessment;
• Thursday – last day of term - ‘wear something silly’ day – finish at the normal time.
We also have a school council meeting, inter-House events and the Sudoku finals!
It is Holy Week this week. Today is ‘Holy Monday’, when we remember Jesus ‘cleansing’ the Temple in Jerusalem by driving out the people who were using the temple as a market place and exploiting the ordinary people who came to worship. You can find out more here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/what-happened-on-monday-of-holy-week/. There are key events in the Gospel story every-day this week, and there are lots of timelines on the internet. This is a useful, if complicated, diagram: https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2011/04/holy-week-timeline-visualization/. Don’t believe any website that says that nothing happened on the Wednesday of Holy Week!
Did you see this story last week:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-54513247. Max Woosey has slept in his tent every night since the first lockdown, to raise money for a local hospice that took care of his friend. He has raised over £500,000 – and he is only ten years old! Did any of you camp out in honour of Max this weekend?
Finally, I won’t be with you in school today, as my wife has had to take a Covid test, so all of us need to isolate at home until we receive the result. This has been a timely reminder to me that, despite lockdown easing and the success of the vaccine, we still have to take precautions. Please make sure that you are washing hands, wearing your masks properly and isolating if you need to – it would be foolish to lose focus now and risk further lockdowns. Year 10 and 11 – please manage the queue yourselves at lunchtime!
Have a great day, whether you are at school or home, and see you in assembly tomorrow.