9 February 2018
Dear Parents, Colleagues, Governors and Pupils of the school,
Annie: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6 – 8 February
The highlight of this week has been the senior school production, Annie. At the time of writing, the production has just finished and the whole barnstorming whirlwind is over. I am not going to produce a huge list of thanks (this was done last night) but suffice it to say, I would like to congratulate the pupils in the cast, backstage and on the technical platform for an excellent production under the ever-vigilant and talented eye of Mrs Belinda Maunsell, our Head of Drama. It truly was a delight and reflected our pupils in the best possible light, as these photos below attest to! I do hope you all managed to come along and witness the spectacle, worthy of a Broadway review!
The irascible Miss Hannigan (Evangeline Barnby) and Grace (Amy McLellan)
The Royal Armouries: Friday 9 February
Today, we have a senior school trip out to the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This is a large one, as it is a joint venture for the CCF and the history department, so we have a contingent of nearly sixty pupils leaving for the museum.
This means Years 7, 8, 9 and the historians in Year 10 will all be out of school, experiencing not only the exhibits and demonstrations but getting some hands-on experience in two workshops.
Skiers Leave For Andorra
Finally, we wish our Andorra trip all the best, as they head out for their ski-venture from Sunday 11 February to the following Sunday, 18 February. We hope your weather is as good as this!
Silly Cow! – All of February
The saga of the local cattle attempting to gain entry into Read school grounds continue in this week’s thrilling instalment of Cowgate! Trying to shoo a hairy half-ton highland heifer down a road and tempting it back to its field, is easier said than done.
It just remains for me to wish you a bovine-free weekend and a happy half term.