Headmaster's Blog | Saturday 2 November

02 November 2019

 

It turns out, it's quite hard to think about what to include in a blog when a school is in the midst of an Assessment Morning leading into Bonfire Night on the day of a World Cup Final! Cleverly, I am making good use of half time whilst the prospective 1st and 2nd Form boys are sitting a maths assessment, so forgive the brevity. To be honest, if I could bottle the atmosphere and liberally share the contents around when the going gets tough, then all will be well. The boarders missed Games to attend academic lessons on Friday to compensate for them being in the Centenary Hall as I type. The match is currently not going so well, but they will never forget this morning.

There have been lots of great moments this week and with Bonfire Night to look forward to this evening, a restful Sunday should be earmarked for them all. With the academic demands placed on our boys, the 5th Form all participated in a masterclass for study skills on Tuesday, learning about all the tricks and shortcuts that ensure learning is committed to memory. Last night, however, was the best part of my week as after a five year gap, the House Debating competition was back with two great debates. One explored the legitimacy of Extinction Rebellion and one explored the future of school examinations. The boys were judged by a published author who is a friend of mine and the evening was a triumph. My thanks goes to Head of English, Mr Evans.

The Bonfire Night Party will be weather impacted, but morale is high as I type. The Friends of Caldicott are a fabulous group of parents and they have organised this event entirely, so my thanks goes to the Committee and in particular Anne Banfield.

See you there.

Back to the rugby…

Jeremy Banks

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