I am sure that it would not have gone unnoticed that things have been a bit different at Honywood this past week. That is because it has been our last enrichment week of the year. I hope that like me you have been able to follow the exploits of our learners on Facebook. I would like to thank Mrs Frogley for all of the hard work she puts into our Facebook site. I can see from the comments, that parents have really valued the ability to follow the progress of their children whilst they have been away and none of this would be possible without someone coordinating this. I would also like to thank our parents and community whose engagements with our social media bring it to life.
Our C7’s have been getting stuck in to a range of outdoor pursuits in Warsy; our C10’s have been exploring the culture and history of Berlin. Closer to home it has been the little conversations with our learners that have inspired me. I had the pleasure of watching some of our C8’s build their confidence and resilience as they took to the BMX track. Talking to them at the end, they had clearly grown through that process. Last week I spoke about overcoming personal challenges and this is certainly what I have seen over the course of this week. I would like to recommend to you the following blog written by one of or C10 learners, Fraser Mclauchlan, whilst on work experience:

What makes the Mercury Theatre tick?


The week and term ahead
I am really looking forward to welcoming back the whole school for the final week and a half of term. Looking ahead to next week we will be welcoming a visit from our German partners for their exchange visit and the C9 fete will be taking place.
We have already begun our preparations for next term. We shall be writing to parents before the summer holidays to provide some information on a few changes we will be making for September. We will outline our new approach to assessment and learning reviews as well as our respect code and behaviour systems.
If you have visited the school this week you will not have missed the scaffolding around the front of school. We would once again like to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you all for your patience and understanding, however, this preparation work is needed to ensure that we stick to the schedule for replacing all of our windows over the summer break.
I wish everyone a lovely weekend.
Back to school information
Last week we shared the arrangements for the end of the term. This week we would like to inform you about the new school year that begins on Wednesday 4th September and will run as follows:
C7 Learners
8:45am Cohort 7 Arrive (own transport required)
3:20pm Cohort 7 Depart
C8-C11 Learners
Arrive to school at 11:30am ready for a 11:40am start
3:20pm Cohort 8 – 11 Depart
Please note that there will be a change to the usual travel arrangements for this day. For C7 learners we would appreciate it if parents are able to bring their children in for their first day. The school buses will run on a different timetable that morning for C8-C11 learners. The route will be as usual but will be delayed by just under three hours.

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