The bunting was up, the choir rehearsed, the cutlery polished, uniforms checked, red carpets rolled out… yes, there was a very important event we celebrated this week: Grandparents and friends’ day! It is always wonderful welcoming this special group of guests to school and this year they helped us mark another rather important event preoccupying much of the global news.

We were absolutely thrilled to have so many people join us and there was a wonderful buzz around the school helping us launch a day of celebration and excitement. The children loved showing off their classrooms and it is nice to be able to say thank you for all the help and support these special people provide for our families and school – Thank you! 

In a shortened but suitably busy week we have continued to get out and about, with fixtures and trips and of course our Coronation celebrations. It will be an historic occasion this weekend as we witness an event not seen in this country for 70 years. We took time to celebrate the superb work that His Royal Highness does for the environment and our motivation for presenting each family and our guests with some wildflower seeds to plant as a tribute. Widely regarded as “The First Climate King”, there is much to be optimistic about for the future and protecting the Natural World. This is something we are very committed to playing our part in, which is why this is a significant part of our school development planning for next year and beyond. 

Within our learning about the history and details of the Coronation we have talked about the Commonwealth, inspiring further celebrations on the diversity of our school community. We have a wonderful new display in school entitled “We are BPS”. It is a map of the world where children and staff are invited to share their heritage by highlighting countries with significance to them. It is a wonderful celebration of our diversity and a school community where everyone celebrates who they are.