Headmaster’s Notes – The best classroom in the world

29th March 19

This week has provided yet another fantastic opportunity for our pupils to showcase their musical creativity, talents, courage and team work in so many different areas. We have been treated to a Key Stage One Inter-House Quiz, School Music Festival, Music Festival Concert and a fabulous assembly in Friday Prayers this morning from 4M. Yesterday, pupils in Reception and Year 1 journeyed to Longdown Activity Farm and Marwell Zoo respectively; I have no doubt they will sleep very well indeed this weekend after that healthy dose of outdoor learning, fun and fresh air. The children really do make our school come alive with all that has gone on this last week.

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Nickie Windram as our Forest School Leader from September. Our new Forest School will be the start of a truly inspirational journey for our young pupils, offering our Pre Prep opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in Gray’s Wood – the best classroom in the world and that beautiful Beech forest that we are blessed to have within our school grounds. As a fully-qualified Forest School specialist Mrs Windram is carefully crafting a programme uniquely tailored to the needs of our pupils to only develop further their self-esteem, confidence, independence and creativity.

We had the great pleasure of welcoming a representative from Tatler who asked to visit Prince’s Mead yesterday, with the privilege of being able to share with her all that we celebrate here at the school. Our visiting editor thoroughly enjoyed meeting staff and pupils, as well as seeing some of the fantastic opportunities that Prince’s Mead pupils have on offer to them. As one would expect, she picked up a very positive impression of the school as a whole.  As Headmaster here, it lifts my spirit day in day out as I witness the children flourishing on all fronts and I know that you, as parents, would echo this wholeheartedly, and thus all the more affirming when visitors to the school sense this so clearly too.

Wishing you a very happy weekend with your families where I hope you get to enjoy more of this wonderful Spring sunshine.