This morning's assembly focused on kindness, linked to our Headmaster's Challenge, Give A Little Love. We have had some wonderful entries from the children, and to choose between acts of kindness is impossible, so we have decided that all entrants will receive a certificate. Every Wednesday, Miss Bohannon will be sharing these acts of kindness with the school.
This term, with the last minute announcement of school closures, we have hit the ground running. Our remote teaching and learning set up has meant that while our school remains open to nursery children and the children of key workers, our other pupils are accessing lessons from home. I'm delighted to report that the standard of work throughout the school is as high as ever and we continue to offer the broad and deep curriculum that St Bernard's Prep is famous for. Our specialist subject teachers continue to enrich our core subjects and while Latin continues for our Year 6 students, our Year 5 children have had their first Spanish lessons this week. Our Early Years' children have been working on some beautiful story maps, Year 1s writing letters to Paddington Bear's Aunt Lucy and some lovely Geography from the Year 3s. We will be sharing our children's academic achievements on the school website. Well done for a fantastic start to this term everyone.
Give A Little Love
This week we are celebrating Mia Bindra, James Samauroo and Aydin Ali for their contribution to the Headmaster's Challenge. Mia sent toys to Wexham Park Hospital and donated her pocket money to buy items for homeless people through the Slough Outreach programme. James shared toys given to him at Christmas with his siblings so that they could all play together, and Aydin sent his birthday money to Pakistan to help fund the building of wells. All acts of kindness were incredibly generous and thoughtful.
A huge congratulations to Kayden in Year 3 who has achieved a Grade 3 in Music Theory, Grade 4 in Piano and Grade 5 in Violin - brilliant achievements, well done.
Lastly, thank you to you all for your support. We appreciate that it is a very testing time for everyone. While we endeavour to deliver the best education to your children, we understand that you are faced with the challenge of working and supporting remote learning. During this difficult time it is wonderful to draw strength from the support that we all receive through the St Bernard's Prep community. As I said in my assembly this morning, a little kindness goes a long way.