Headmaster's Blog | Saturday 14 March 2020

14 March 2020

 

Notwithstanding the unprecedented times we live in at the moment, I feel compelled to say how proud I am of the school. I’m sure that if we could bottle the successes of this week, we’d have the recipe that every other school would want to copy.

At this time of year, all the teaching is pushing on at a fast pace as a good number of boys will, this time next week, be packing their bags full of Easter revision. This week has also been a time where the breadth of opportunity has been clear to see with the Spring Concert and Entertainment Evening on Tuesday and the Caldicott Rugby Sevens on Wednesday. With these two events, I want to make a point I consider fundamental to our ethos. At both there were, without doubt, phenomenal performances, including our Under 12 Sevens Team beating Millfield and Dragon comfortably en route to winning the competition and at our Spring Concert, the ensemble that performed Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene was breathtaking. But this is not the reason why these events mean so much to us. For both, so many boys took part, but maybe not in the ‘front line’. Each boy played their part, from maybe a more modest performance on stage to playing in the Sevens team as a substitute or maybe they hosted, welcomed and filmed. They all had a degree of ownership of these wonderful events and we are proud of each and every Caldicott boy.

Its been a challenging week for obvious reasons but my spirits have been lifted by the wonderful 3rd Form drama production titled Tall Tales and Funky Fables. Thanks to the hard work of Ma’am Duncan and Ma’am Beattie-Zarb, those boys entertained us royally – well done.

Have a good weekend.

Jeremy Banks