Tuesday saw the whole school joining in a wonderful Frensham tradition of the whole school walk. It really was a fantastic communal event and I was pleased to see the positive and enthusiastic approach of the students. The aim of the day was to raise funds for charity and to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day on Thursday, so thanks to all who wore something yellow for this. I want to thank the staff who worked so hard to organise it all, and if you have not done so yet, please do speak to your children about donating to the charity Plastic Oceans.
On Tuesday we also held a Sixth Form information evening for Year 10 and Year 11 students. The possible introduction of some new subjects at Sixth Form (Film Studies, Core Maths and Philosophy, Religion & Ethics) was the focus, together with the vibrant wider curriculum of the Edge and the excellent pastoral care. If you were unable to attend, the slide show will be sent around and I am sure Hannah and Charlie in the Sixth Form team will be happy to field any questions you may have about Sixth Form.
As you know, I am off next week to America. I thought you might like to see the names and websites of the schools I am visiting: they are all progressive schools, some old and some new, and I am really excited to see how they do things. If the jet lag has not affected me too much, I will see if I can send next week’s newsletter from Los Angeles, which is where I will be on Friday.
University of Chicago Lab School – www.ucls.uchicago.edu
Francis Wayland Parker School- www.fwparker.org
Presidio Hill School – presidiohill.org
New Roads School – www.newroads.org
Ethical Cultural Fieldston School – www.ecfs.org
Bank Street School – https://school.bankstreet.edu/
LREI – www.lrei.org
Riverdale Country School – www.riverdale.edu