Mrs Moore’s Memo, 24 March 2020

Good afternoon Senior pupils,

What a pity we’re all indoors during this lovely weather, but I hope you’re at least getting into the garden for some vitamin D time!

I’m based at the Preparatory School (St.Paul’s) today and was yesterday too. If nothing else, it’s been lovely having the chance to visit this building and meet some of the lovely Preparatory School teachers and children.

I am hearing lots of very positive things about the work you are completing via the VLE and your teachers have been enjoying responding to you digitally and keeping in touch. However, we are missing seeing you all in person and being able to talk to you about your day. I know this must all seem very strange to you – as it does to all of us, but I know you are resilient young people who are always willing to rise to the challenges that life throws at you!

I’m afraid I’m not reading enough at the moment, but I am enjoying listening (via Audible – which I highly recommend) to Hilary Mantel’s latest novel in her trilogy on the life of Thomas Cromwell, ‘The Mirror and the Light’, which I can highly recommend as these books are full of excitement and intrigue (only suitable for KS4 pupils though I think!). You might also think about taking the time to stretch your reading skills by downloading copies of the classics on your Kindles as most of these are free. I can highly recommend some Dickens’ classics such as Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and, my particular favourite, Hard Times (which seems an apt title during these ‘bleak’ times!)

I’m also hoping that you remember to stay safe online and, with this in mind, I’m attaching some information from ‘Thinkuknow’ for your parents to read. Make sure your read it too though!

thinkuknow_secondary_parents_helpsheet

I’ll sign off now and will be in touch again shortly. In the meantime, stay safe and positive and remember how special you all are.

Kind regards,

Mrs Moore J

PS – don’t forget to load the dishwasher/tidy your room and be generally helpful at home!