Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin Tuesday 9 May 2023

Posted: 9th May 2023

Good morning, Prep School family,


I hope you are well and enjoyed the long weekend. I had a lovely weekend with friends and family. I loved watching the coronation on Saturday and watching our King and Queen being crowned. My dad and I sat and watched it on the TV as we drank tea and ate shortbread, discussing all of the interesting facts that we were being told. I loved learning about the traditions of the coronation and why all of the ceremonial things happened as they did. I found it fascinating watching the armed forces march and parade – the precision and timing is nothing short of spectacular. I enjoyed people watching and admiring the outfits people had chosen to wear – Kate’s headpiece was stunning! The balcony appearance at the end and the Red Arrows fly over was just wonderful. I think my favourite parts had to be:

  1. The armed forces doing their three cheers for King Charles – the removing of their hats and the unity and sound made was extremely moving.
  2. The sacred anointing of King Charles, the screening off of such a personal, sacred and humbling moment. . . very poignant.
  3. William pledging his allegiance to The King, his dad. . .so special
  4. The gospel choir and the abbey choir singing Zadok the Priest – truly beautiful
  5. The golden carriage and seeing the sceptre, orb and both crowns – all of the things that fairy tales are made of!

I was so proud to be British this weekend and be able to witness such an historic event.

Now, I do know that the monarchy isn’t for you all and I understand that some of you didn’t enjoy/appreciate the coronation as I did, so that is the last that I will say on the matter. . .for now. . until we have another major royal celebration!

The rest of my weekend consisted of a night out in Nottingham to see Michael Buble (AMAZING!), catching up on the coronation concert that we missed (Lionel Ritchie – love!) and meeting friends for brunch – if only every weekend was like this!


Quote of the week: “Being beautiful has very little to do with the way you look.” – Stacie Martin

Well-being tasks for this week: Meaningful May.


This month is all about us belonging to, and being part of, something bigger and all of the ways that we can connect with, and make a difference to, the world.


Tuesday 9 May – Find ways to use the values that are important to you today


Wednesday 10 May – Be grateful for the little things, even in difficult times


Thursday 11 May – Look around for things that bring you a sense of wonder and awe


Friday 12 May – Listen to your favourite piece of music and remember why it is special to you


Saturday 13 May – Find out about the values or traditions of another culture


Sunday 14 May – Get outside and enjoy nature and all of its beauty


Monday 15 May– Contribute to your local community in someway


Jokes of the week:


What did the tornado say to the sports car?
Want to go for a spin!

What kind of shorts to clouds wear?

What’s a tornado’s favourite game?


How do hurricanes see?
With one eye!

What did the cloud say to the lightning bolt?
You’re shocking!


Sleeps til Santa: 229 sleeps til Santa


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 the release (on Wednesday) of the final book in one of my favourite series
  2. I am looking forward to going to London today
  3. I am looking forward to a party at the weekend
  4. I am grateful for the three day weekends we have enjoyed this month
  5. I am grateful for the sunshine and warmth we had on Sunday

Take care of each other and have a lovely week,


Enjoy each day and remember to be grateful for the small things,


Mrs Bennett

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