It really has been…On Monday we had our very first Mother’s Monday and it was so lovely to see so many mums and grandmas join us for the day. Assembly was packed and I really enjoyed sharing a special Mother’s day story with everyone. Then it was off to the classrooms for everyone to take part in the learning on offer and enjoy being back in school again! It was great to walk around school and see everyone so involved. I had the pleasure of being on duty on Monday too and seeing mums running around our field, playing football and joining in the fun was exactly what the day was all about. Some mums even stayed for lunch and then in the afternoon more of our mums and grandmas came to school, so by the end of the day I feel that we had all enjoyed a very special day.
But there’s so much more… on Monday afternoon our supserstar dancers all set off on the coach to the Wyvern theatre in Swindon where they had made it to the regional heats of the Great Big Dance Off. With 600 audience members and a big stage to fill, everyone danced superbly, with rocking rhythm, tight timing and excellent expression and enjoyment. I can honestly say that I am immensely proud of everyone who took part and they should all feel that they represented the school in such a brilliant way.
Then…on Monday night, when I found out, I was so pleased for Orchid Class, whose performance of POWER and top 6 finish has danced them into the FINAL in Oxford in June. What an amazing achievement for us as a school when up against other, bigger schools. This really will put Westwood school on the map and will be an experience that we can all enjoy sharing with the children as they get closer to the big day. Well done everyone!!
I must say an enormous thank you to Karen Hobson whose incredible efforts to teach the dancers, organise costumes, enter the dances and prepare the children for an experience of a lifetime was just spectacular.
Just a small reminder that I am hosting Tea with the Head after school on Friday. The usual home made cake, tea, coffee and biscuits will be on offer, along with informal chat and a fun way to end the term. You are all very welcome to join me to round off the term.