June 23

Head's blog June 2022

It’s hard to pinpoint a more fun filled, yet frenetic, part of the school year than the last half of the summer term.

Exam season is officially over – a tremendous well done to all students who sat exams this season – and attention focuses on our stalwart end of term events, Sports Day, Art Exhibitions, Concerts and competitions.

Our budding young architects in Year 2 were abuzz with excitement after putting their learning into action after a trip to Tower Bridge to round off this term's topic of ‘bridges’. A reminder of how fortunate we are to be located in such a culturally and historically rich part of this city with so much to explore on our doorstep.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Art Exhibition last night, and of course to the Art Department and facilities team who put so much time into arranging the exhibits. The quality of artwork produced by our outgoing Year 11 and Year 13 is simply staggering and a real testimony to the hard work of everyone involved.

Earlier this week we were lucky to have sun filled Senior School and Key Stage Two Sports Days, which are always joyous occasions thanks to the impeccable organisation by our Sports Department alongside the lively student contributions and entertainment. It was lovely to be able to speak to so many of you in person and to see the whole community coming together in person.

Do take the time to read about the BHSA ‘camp night’ at the sports field which took place earlier this month, (and make a note in your diaries to try and snag tickets before they inevitably sell out next year!). This year’s event was, by all accounts, yet another triumph. For those that missed out, tickets are still available for the BHSA Summer Party next Saturday 2 July, hosted here at the Senior School.

The next two weeks of term promise to be similarly action-packed, with class parties at the Junior School, the Gadesden Competition at Seniors, Sixth Form Ball and the Year 5 – 13 Sports Awards Dinner among some of the many events we are all looking forward to. Here’s wishing you a joyous final two weeks of term and I hope to catch up with many of you in that time.

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