Miss Abigail’s thought of the week: Busyness
Here is just a snapshot of some of the things we have had going on this week at school:
- Visit from Chelsea Pensioners
- School council-organised tea party
- Special assembly of remembrance, which included performances from the choir
- 16 classes visiting Bahrain Air Show
- Head boy and head girl visiting British Embassy to lay a remembrance wreath
- Group of young space fanatics attending a lecture from an Apollo 15 astronaut
- Quite a bit of staff sickness – meaning that everyone has been helping each other out even more than usual
- 3 day visit from visiting tutor from University of Buckingham, observing and meeting with our trainee teachers
- Great performances in tournaments from our football and Gaelic football teams
- An epic storm that turned our pathways into rivers (necessitating a cunning bridge over ‘crocodile-infested swamp’)
- Visit from EWA working with year 5 on water and electricity conservation
- World Kindness Day, with all sorts of random acts of kindness going around
Just a typical week, really! Check out our Facebook / Instagram feeds to see lots of wonderful pictures of many of these events.
Schools are busy places. We are lucky to have a staff team so dedicated to providing such rich and interesting opportunities for our children. Here are a couple of year 1 children talking about being busy: https://youtu.be/2nlPpkyeWhY
However, sometimes we get so busy being busy that it can make it difficult to think; to reflect; to spend time on important – if not urgent – things. Finding the balance between having time, that all-elusive commodity, and being busy with interesting things is not an easy task, and one that is impossible to get right all the time in a school!
I hope you all manage to find some time / space / pause in your weekend – if you’re not too busy being busy!