Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Tuesday 7th June 2022

Posted: 8th June 2022

Good morning, Prep School family,


I hope that you are all well and managed to have a lovely half term holiday. I had a fantastic week. It seemed to go relatively slowly so I think that has made me enjoy it all the more!


Half term in our household has been one of many celebrations! It started off on the first weekend when I went out for my friend’s birthday, followed by the Sunday – now referred to as ‘Super Sunday’ in our house when Nottingham Forest were at Wembley. For those of you that don’t know, I have been brought up in a Forest loving household. My mum, dad and brother have all been massive fans since I can remember. My dad loves Forest so much that when he proposed to my mum, she didn’t get an engagement ring. Instead, she had a season ticket for the 1978b-1979 season when Forest really were in their heyday of back to back European Cup wins. As I grew up, our weekends were taken up with either travelling to the City Ground to watch Forest or watching the highlights and listening to the scores as they came in on the television. So as you can imagine, when Forest beat Sheffield United and got themselves a place in the promotion play off’s, we were very, very excited. My dad and brother both managed to get tickets to Wembley to watch the mighty reds, whilst Mr Bennett and I watched on TV with many friends and a few adult beverages. The atmosphere in Nottingham was palpable. It was all anyone was talking about in the shops or on the street on the Sunday morning and I have honestly never seen so many people wearing Forest shirts out and about – even on match days! Once the final whistle went, the whole of Nottinghamshire breathed a sigh of relief and then celebrated the promotion and the thought of Premier League football next season. Of course, the celebrations continued on the Monday when the team took the trophy into the Old Market Square to show to their fans – over 25 thousand people gathered to celebrate the success of their beloved Forest. The chants of ‘Come on you Reds’ can still be heard sporadically around our house! I think we will be celebrating their success for a while yet!


The celebrations continued throughout the week with Arthur’s 7th birthday and of course the Platinum Jubilee. Arthur had a party in the park that was just lovely – all his friends came and they played for hours – no toys or organised activities just good old fashioned imaginative playing the woods; building dens and climbing trees, running around in the long grass and playing in the vast open spaces. The teacher in me tried to take control at one point and I tried to instigate a game of rounders but all they wanted to do was play together, with no structure, just the unlimited possibilities of their imaginations. It was wonderful to watch. They did, of course, stop when it was food and cake time! Who wouldn’t right?! He went to bed a very tired but extremely happy birthday boy.


We also had a super time celebrating the Jubilee – we went to a street party with our old neighbours which was lovely and we also relaxed and watched the concert on the Saturday night. I really enjoyed the sketch with the Queen and Paddington Bear. My favourite part was the sandwich in her handbag and the tapping of the spoons to the introduction of ‘We Will Rock You’. The Queen must have a fantastic sense of humour to have filmed it and to have kept it secret from her whole family. Can you imagine being in the royal box and watching your grandma with Paddington Bear. . . What cool 96-year-old she is! I was also very proud of all of the pomp and circumstance that goes with the Trooping the Colour and the Jubilee Pageant. Just to see all of our armed forces in their formal uniforms and to see the Coronation Carriage in all its glory was spectacular. I know that there has been some controversy surround the celebrations and the haters are going to hate but this weekend, I was so proud to be British. Proud of our Queen. Proud of the Royal Family. Proud of the celebrations. Proud of how the country pulled together. Just proud.


PS For those of you horrified at my dad – don’t worry, mum did get an engagement ring, eventually – she only had to wait 25 years!


Quote of the week: “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.”


Well-being tasks for this week: These tasks for are for a Joyful June;


Tuesday 7 June – Do something healthy that makes you feel good

Wednesday 8 June – Find joy in music – sing, dance, play, listen

Thursday 9 June – Ask a friend what made them happy recently

Friday 10 June – Bring joy to someone else by doing something that makes them smile

Saturday 11 June – Eat good food that you really enjoy and savour it

Sunday 12 June – Write a gratitude letter to thank someone

Monday 13 June – Choose to see the funny side if something doesn’t quite go to plan today


Jokes of the week:


What’s a math teacher’s favourite winter sport?

Figure skating.


Why did the turkey join a band?

So he could use his drumsticks.


What’s a firefly’s favourite dance?

The glitterbug.


Why did the Genie get mad?

Because he was rubbed the wrong way.


What’s a ballerina’s favourite type of bread?

A bun.


Sleeps til Santa: 200 days


5 things that I am grateful for or looking forward to this week:

Can you try this simple exercise in gratitude and positivity?

  1. I am looking forward to meeting friends on Saturday.
  2. I am looking forward to cooking a new recipe for dinner this evening.
  3. I am looking forward to going for a walk later in the week.
  4. I am grateful for heating this week!
  5. I am grateful for the song of the birds in the morning as I get ready for work.

Have a wonderful week and remember to always try your best,


Take care,


Mrs Bennett