The last three weeks have passed in a complete blur. I have spent most of my time with the 6th form during their Leavers’ programme which has included a Rock School, Ride the Hill, Wake-boarding, Self Defence, and a Leadership course; not to mention a memorable performance of Under Milk Wood, rehearsed and produced in just 10 days.
The Leavers’ trip to Liverpool was also pretty memorable. A long drive north culminating in a stay at the International Football Academy (which didn’t actually have a football pitch. Or any goals. And it wasn’t very international either.) The boys had a day in the Lake District, kayaking on Lake Windermere, while Monk and I enjoyed lunch with Julian and Jan Berkeley – it was lovely to see them again and catch up on all their news, whilst filling them in on all that has gone on at Woodcote.
The following day was our day in Liverpool which began with an excellent tour of Anfield, a visit to the Beatles Museum and then supper in the Albert Docks. Our final day was spent at Alton Towers. Monk and I looked at The Smiler and Oblivion but decided against them, plumping for something called RITA, which sounded much more gentle. Not so. 0 – 61 mph in just 2.5 seconds! Never again.
Term finished with usual prize givings and the Leavers’ produced a lip dub to “With a little help from my friends” by The Beatles – well, they were in Liverpool.
The builders moved in to the the school, literally as the boys were moving out. The gym has become the site office and I have attached a few photos so you can see what they have achieved in 5 days….there is no going back now!
I wish you all a very peaceful and relaxing Summer!
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….is underway, with 5 boys currently taking advantage of the daily transport to and from West London. I was there to wave the boys off on their inaugural journey last night. They left Woodcote at 5:25pm and were back in London at 6:10pm, having had a picnic tea ‘en route’. The boys and their driver are keen to name the bus! All suggestions should be sent to me – firstname.lastname@example.org – and there will be a prize for the winner! Good Luck….
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