Headmaster’s Notes: We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

20th March 20

Thank you to those pupils who participated in our inaugural Drama Festival on Wednesday; a magnificent showcase event where our audience enjoyed crisp diction, bags of character, nuance and self-assured delivery from all our participants. It was a great privilege to welcome professional actor, director and published poet and playwright, Mr. James Daniel, as our external Adjudicator and I was so encouraged to hear his strong affirmation for all that is being achieved in Drama at Prince’s Mead. Thank you to Mrs Lyon for organising this special event and for continuing to build the self-confidence of pupils and firing their imagination with such energy and conviction.

Celebrations continued in Friday Prayers this morning with end of term certificates and Sports Awards that recognised the enormous effort and breadth of talent that we have witnessed from pupils this term. We also celebrated those offers Year 6 pupils have received these last few weeks from an outstanding range of schools.

As we look ahead to making changes to our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the wider community and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them, thank you for standing by us as we stand by you. We are in no doubt that the measures we are implementing at Prince’s Mead, as part of the nationwide effort, will directly contribute to saving lives through delaying and flattening the peak of the Coronavirus epidemic. Over these last few weeks, I have witnessed our community coming even closer together to work as one and I am enormously grateful for the support you have offered and will continue to offer.

We will all be back stronger for it as we turn that tide. I look forward to personally welcoming you all back through our doors when these temporary measures are lifted. In the meantime, please look after yourself and each other.

Mr Peter Thacker