A VIEW FROM THE CLOSE NO 169

7th May 20

We wait with baited breath as to what the Prime Minister will announce on Sunday concerning the easing of the lockdown. I have no further information than you have, and although the vacuum of information is frustrating, it has not precluded us from looking at ways in which the school may be able to open. The challenge for us is what the parental body might wish to do, as many parents have past on different thoughts about whether they would allow their child to return, whatever the advice may be.

In light of this, the SMT will be meeting on Monday to reflect on the announcements and make strategic decision. On the back of this meeting, all parents will be canvassed as to their thoughts regarding the easing of the lockdown and the return to school of the pupils. We want to hear your thoughts and will share the results.

In the meantime, we have had a number of successful Parents’ Zooms and will have another this evening with Shell Parents. The feedback from these has been useful and also reassuring.

I hope that this VFTC finds you as well as you can be. We are all looking forward to meeting up again properly, and I’ll ensure that all parents are kept updated with any development.

 

National Youth Theatre Success

Leamington House is very proud of Lower Sixth pupil, Niall Noonan, who has been successful in his recent audition for the National Youth Theatre.

By becoming a National Youth Theatre member Niall is following in the footsteps of Britain’s theatre royalty such as Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Firth and Daniel Craig, to name just a few!

The audition process is tough, with thousands auditioning and the standard of talent is extremely high, so gaining a place represents a significant achievement – congratulations!

Niall auditioned in February, a week after the LAMDA exam, he got a distinction for LAMDA and was thrilled to bits but this is the icing on the cake!

 

Let’s Get Creative

Remove have been busy creating their own artworks, experimenting with different media and uploading them to Google Classroom. Here are some of their recent images.

 

Field Trip to the Arctic

Some of the third and fourth formers joined Miss Armstrong for a trip to the Arctic after school on Monday.

The field trip was hosted by Ellie Mackay of Encounteredu.com and similar ones are available for anyone to join over the next few weeks.

The fact that Scarlett, Rishma and Marguerite got their questions read out and answered, was of course the highlight of the trip. Having no transport costs and avoiding the cold temperatures of the Arctic was certainly a bonus to not being able to go there.

Ellie hosted a great lesson about life far from our shores on the island of Svalbard and we look forward to more, in fact, Remove have already started visiting the Arctic too!

Adventures in the Arctic with Ellie Mackay (PM) | Encounter Edu