Head's News 06/10/2017

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More Forest School

On Wednesday it was RM‘s turn to go to Forest School in Holland Park. It was a pleasure to see them in the morning as they prepared to depart. They were clearly very excited and were hoping to see squirrels and even peacocks in the woods!

Year 1 trip to Odds Farm

Year 1 are packing in the trips this half of term. Today they set off to Odds Farm near High Wycombe where they saw the full range of farm animals with an opportunity to see the cows being milked and even some sheep racing! This has always been a popular trip and the weather was dry and bright. Thank you to our supporting parents on this trip – they looked equally excited as the pupils this morning (!) and I gather a very good time was had by all.


At Portland Place it was the turn of Year 7 to run the assembly. We heard about the slave trade and the segregation laws in America. How these had been overcome and how cities like London are now such cosmopolitan and diverse places. Our school reflects and celebrates this diversity – our pupils bring great richness and certainly recognise that this is something for us all to appreciate.

At TOGS 2F led an assembly about the life and work of Florence Nightingale. They have been researching her life in preparation for their forthcoming trip to the Florence Nightingale museum and were full of fascinating details about her in this presentation. They concluded that, like Florence, we should all strive to be supportive and caring of others around us. We then talked about how a problem shared is a problem halved and how a virtuous circle of good can be generated when we think to put others first instead of always thinking of ourselves. Great themes which I wholly endorse – well done 2F.

Wishing all our families and staff a happy weekend,

Benedict Dunhill

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