May 24, 2024

News 24.05.24

Dear Parents

Pupils in Years 6 to 8 have been on the French Trip this week.  I have been updated by Mrs Brimblecombe throughput the week and it sounds like everyone is having an amazing experience.  She said:

‘Wow, what an action-packed week in Paris en France.  Where shall I start?  From cruising along the river Seine to see the Eiffel Tower, to climbing the Montparnasse tower with breathtaking views of the beautiful capital city.  On our second day in Paris, we climbed up to the Montmartre area and visited the iconic Sacré Coeur.  We played pétanque, stopped off to catch a glimpse of the Louvre, drove up the Champs Elysées and climbed the spiral stairs to the top of the Arc de Triomphe.  We finished the evening eating in a Parisian restaurant and the food was delicious.  We have spent our final day at Disneyland Paris, where the children have had so much fun.  The children have been a pleasure to teach and have represented our Hollygirt family perfectly, wearing their hoodie with pride.’

Ms Keyworth added:  Year 6 have really worked together – looking out for each other and socialising really well.  Our phone-free day at Euro Disney was great!.’ 

Last Thursday and Friday, Year 9 took part in the Duke of Edinburgh expedition.  Mr Dean, Mrs Skov and Mr Gray were all impressed by the pupils, especially as they had to endure poor weather on the Thursday.  Mr Dean said:

‘Two intrepid groups set off in gathering clouds on Thursday, what followed was rain of biblical proportions for a large part of the afternoon.  This was not enough to dampen spirits, and a positive attitude from all of the pupils saw them through a difficult day.  Friday was warm and sunny and all finished strongly with smiles on their faces.’

Year 7 have been working on an aeronautical mini project this week – researching, designing and making rockets.

Mr Beresford, Mr Bowker and Mrs Boswell took pupils from Year 7 and Year 8 to represent Hollygirt at the Independent Schools Athletics competition for the Midlands last Friday.  As a school we plan on entering more ISA competitions next year.  We had many successes in the day and were very proud of the team. We had Lainey in Year 7 who achieved a silver medal in the shot putt.  Another Year 7 pupil, Tendai, achieved gold in the discus which means that he will be representing Hollygirt in the ISA National Athletics Competition.

The interviews for Hollygirt’s new Head took place this week and we will let you know who the successful candidate is after half term.

I would like to wish your child a lovely half term break and I look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 3rd June.

Mr Cholerton
Acting Head