This week has been exceptional! It started with the poor weather and a huge snow clearance from the site team to make sure our site was safe. We were determined to re-open, what with year 11 mocks and the pantomime we just could not wait another minute to get started. This week Father Christmas with his elves on a sleigh visited Stanwick collecting money for charity. It was very festive and the local residents donated generously. Our pupils once again gave up their time in freezing conditions to help others.

Thursday we had a visit from a local primary school to see this year’s panto, Puss in Boots, as ever a spectacular performance. Well done to Mrs Ede and the performing arts team; there were some fabulous performances from our pupils. On Thursday we also opened up the hall to the community for an annual Tea Dance, great dancing took place, our own Strictly come Dancing!

Next week it will be business as usual, I expect lessons to be focused and much learning to continue until the last moment on Wednesday. Pupils will be in lessons 1 to 4 on Wednesday, they will have lunch, then register with their form tutors before being dismissed at 2.10pm. Pupils will return on Thursday 4th January in the correct uniform please. Pupils will also be set homework so they don’t get too rusty over the 2 week period! However it is a time for family and rest so the homework situation should not be excessive.

Don’t forget there is challenge to read for pleasure and write a review of their best read. I have invited staff to do this also and feel free to join in with the big read? The best read and best reviews will get a prize.

So just to finish I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for all of your support this term, I wish you and your family a very peaceful and happy Christmas and look forward to an exciting 2018 with all the opportunities that will bring.

Christmas jumpers will be worn by Team Rushden on Friday, again donating to charity and our canteen will be serving Christmas lunch on Monday. All leading up nicely to Christmas. Of course I must mention that this week year 11 have been head down completing their mock exams; it is in our nature to want to succeed and I really hope that year 11 achieve well during this exam period. They will have further mocks in March so that they are fully prepared for their real exams that start in May.

Mrs J Burton


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