A letter from Sebastian Lekurtut, whom we are sponsoring through secondary education in Keyna.
Preparations Last term the Year 6s researched and selected charities that they are passionate about. Every Year 6 pupil was involved in doing a presentation to their class during a PSHE lesson and the students voted for the charities that they most wanted to support. In the end 2 charities were chosen for our fundraising … More Year 6 are walking 874 miles for charity
The John McCarthy talk “It was a lovely evening at Hazlegrove – I loved meeting the children and the whole audience was wonderfully welcoming – I really enjoyed myself. It’s fantastic that you laid on such a great week of Wellbeing events. And thanks so much for raising all that money for Freedom From Torture – that … More What people said about our Festival
The Grand Finale of our week of looking at all aspects of wellbeing and mindfulness. Highlights included: Families and pupils gathered this morning to take part in the Sport Relief mile. After a fabulous warm up, courtesy of Mrs Arnold and the Justin Timberlake crew, everyone set off at a lightning pace. A great way … More Festival of Wellbeing – Day Six
There was lots going on today. Highlights included: Working with Finn Bush using lump charcoal, coloured inks and pastels the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children created flocks of colourful Wellbeing birds inspired by the art of Mark Hearld and Picasso and the music of colour. Click here to see the photographs. Pre-Prep had … More Festival of Wellbeing – Day Five
“I don’t want control, I want to let go! What about us?” These are words sung by Pink. Our children don’t want more control, they want to let go. They want and need to be children. Are our children listening to us? We are told to talk. We are told to embrace technology. #WeAreSoWithIt. We … More The Great Divorce (the increasing distance between us and our children)
The Beast from the East brought snow – lots of it; so much snow in fact that many of us in the boarding community were snowed in over our exeat – children and resident staff. Instead of looking at it as an exeat lost, we saw it as a rare opportunity to spend some quality … More Snowed in and smiling all the way!
Another busy day. Highlights included: The Pre-Prep had a visit from Marky the Guide Dog and his owner Alex. They learnt all about how a guide dog is trained and handled, looked at some braille and tried on pairs of glasses with different lenses to simulate varying degrees of sight loss. Click here to see … More Festival of Wellbeing – Day Four
The week is racing by and today we have had another busy day with a focus on wellbeing and mindfulness. Highlights included: Local artist, Donna Vale held workshops all day for the children to make starlings. All the starlings have been attached to a 7 metre long piece of jute to form our very own … More Festival of Wellbeing – Day Three
Today was run in top gear with events crammed back to back during the day. Highlights included: A visit by Australia’s most popular childen’s author, Andy Griffiths, filled the theatre with laughter. Children from Year 1 up to and including Year 6, and also children from Baltonsborough Primary School and North Cadbury Primary School laughed … More Festival of Wellbeing – Day Two