As the examination period continues, I have no doubt that staff and fellow students can empathise with those under the strain of preparation and delivery. Now is the time when the hard work will start to reap its rewards and the confidence will show. Keep believing and keep working!
Don’t stop because you are tired. Keep going because you are almost there.
During last week, we welcomed a number of prospective parents/carers and their children to the school as part of our Year 5 tours. It fills me with great pride for them to observe what I am able to on a daily basis: a calm, focussed learning environment. I was pleased to see so many familiar faces and to spend time with those visiting for the first time. Our students on the transition team and many of our ambassadors showed great courage and confidence as they talked honestly and with great pride about their school experience at Denefield so far. I would like to thank all students involved for their contribution to the four days.
Team work makes the dream work.
As last year was such a successful year with our own Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK, we have decided that we will host another event this year. Following the assemblies led by Mrs West prior to half term I can confirm that we would like as many students as possible to participate in support of this fantastic cause. Last year approximately 400 students opted to participate, we would really like to see this number rise this year. Students will need to pay £1.00 to purchase a sponsorship form and raise a minimum of £10.00 to take part. We are also adding to the fund-raising through hosting a non-uniform day on the day of the race itself, where students will be requested to wear blue or pink, the colours chosen by Race for Life. This is a super opportunity for our school community to unite even further in our bid to combat cancer and to show their empathy and respect to all those who have been or may in the future be affected by this disease. You will already have received a letter from Mrs West, so please ensure this is returned promptly as the race is now only two weeks away!
True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.
Our Acts of kindness continue over the next fortnight with student ambassadors volunteering to go out and participate in some gardening in the neighbourhood. Our additional act will see us aiming to recruit many more students and staff than last year to beat our collective £15,000+ total to raise fund for Cancer Research UK at our annual Race for Life.
Dates for your diary
Da Vinci Awards 27 June 2017
Science Big Bang Fair 28 June 2017
Race for Life 30 June 2017
Sixth Form Summer Ball 30 June 2017
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