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!