What an ‘Enterprising’ week we’ve had, well Year 8 anyway!
Our Year 8s have had an insight into Entrepreneurship, culminating in a pitch to the Dragons today. The children did sessions on marketing, finances, writing business plans and developing their pitch. There are a wide array of products and services on offer and you will soon be able to access them via a page on our website. The children (and supporting staff) have worked incredibly hard this week and have got a lot out of it!! The Dragons commented on how well prepared the children were and how well they delivered their pitches. Two of my favourite comments from today were, ‘I’m not setting up my own business when I’m older, its too much hard work’ and ‘That dragon (Mr Parperis) was really scary, he even looks like Lord Sugar!’
The Year 8s have also been out on a team building day (very corporate) at Herts Mariners Base where keeping dry was not really an option for neither pupils nor staff!!
As I type we are awaiting the return of Year 6 from PGL whom by all accounts are knackerred but in a good way after an exciting week of outdoor activities. Year 7 boys won their first round match in the English Schools’ Football Cup against Aylward Academy 7-0, with goals from Austen G, Dominic G, Henry A, Noah P and an own goal, this win being all the more astonising given that 95% of the boys in the year group are injured!! Some of our Year 7s went to Schoolympics on Thursday as Sports Leaders whilst a team of Year 5s got their first chance to represent the school in lots of different sports, the children returned with medals galore and there will be a report to follow.
Today is European Day of Languages and Mrs Frederiksen gave an assembly on how learning languages can open opportunities for people. She used an example of a prominent football manager (whom shall remain nameless) citing the importance of speaking other languages as integral to his success. So all that leaves me to say is adieu, ciao, auf Wierdersehen, tot ziens, hasta la vista. Have a great weekend.