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I hope you enjoyed the half term break. The children have certainly returned to school full of energy and enthusiasm.
Our theme for this month is being scholarly. Year 7 gave us a fantastic start with their assembly this morning. They explained that being scholarly is about how you learn and your attitude to learning. Their key points were that practice, perseverance and resilience are the things that make you scholarly. It is a great message and they challenged all of us to act on it. Thank you, Year 7.
Following our great sporting success last year, with Barrow Hills teams playing in three national finals, the first hockey team were nominated for the Sport Godalming Youth Team of the Year Award. We made it to the final three and at a presentation evening on Friday 27th the team were placed second, behind the Guildford Rugby Club under 18 team. This is a fantastic achievement for the children, their coaches and our PE department.
As you know, we aim to give every child from Year 3 to Year 8 the opportunity to play in a team. I thought you might like to know how that translates into figures. In the five weeks of the first half of this term, 137 matches were played against 22 different schools. Thank you to the PE department for all their work in making this happen.
Everything is ready for the fireworks and bonfire this evening. A record number of tickets have been sold, so a huge thank you to all of the BHCC volunteers. I look forward to seeing many of you this evening.
All good wishes