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Headmaster’s Letter 19th March

Posted on 19th March 2021

Dear Parent,

Lockdown Cup 

Our Lockdown Cup has now finished, and I’d like to thank the PE department, and Mr Moloney in particular, for all the work he has undertaken putting the project together. Getting out, doing some exercise at a level that we felt comfortable, I think, has made a significant impact on student and staff well-being. Wrapping the challenge within a house competition enabled us to maintain some aspects of School that lockdown made challenging.

As a school we completed 8750.07 miles! However, with the ‘double miles’ in the final week, it gave us a total of 10,993.89 miles. This would allow us a one-way trip to Melbourne (10,463 miles), considerably further than the journey to France that was initially mooted.

For houses, here are the results:

Ayscough – 4200.16

Hansard – 3996.22

Rawlinson – 2797.51

Hansard benefitted from the double miles in Week Six. It was very close! However, they fell just short in the end.

Below are the names of the students who completed over 100 miles during the competition. Their total miles completed are in the right-hand column.

Alice FearnYear 9681.43
Harry NickellsYear 12620.99
Benjamin EllisYear  7385.53
Afeef HadiYear 10289.43
Asjal IqtedarYear  7200.93
Erin InghamYear  7179.56
Connor MaguireYear 7162.47
Yash GandhiYear 10160.37
James GaleYear 12131.01
Jason SedmanYear 12131.01
Charlotte DaveyYear 11129.12
Anna MiroshnikovaYear 7122.5
Hania ObaidYear 11118.84
Hardik KaranYear 10117.72
Jasmine HazzardYear  8115.33
Elspeth JollyYear 11108.9
Zamin AliYear 10102.59

We have some ‘more mile’ socks and a water bottle to give to all the students who competed every week!

I hope you agree that this was a worthwhile project.

Home testing 

Students will receive their second batch of home testing kits in form periods next week. They will receive enough swabs, etc. to home test until the end of the Easter holiday.

Laptops 

Please can all students who were loaned a laptop in the lockdown return the laptop to Mr Croft, leave it with reception, or return to their tutor (with a note attached saying who it is from).

Senior Prefect Team elections 

The first round of hustings took place today for the election of our new Senior Prefect Team. Well done to the 15 Year 12 students who put forward their ideas for our return to ‘normal’. Approximately half will go through to the second round which is a panel interview with Mr McTernan, the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Hay, the Head of Year 12, and me. I hope to announce the new team, including Head Boy and Head Girl, by the end of term so they can start their role promptly after Easter.

Final day 

We finish at 2.30pm on Wednesday 31 March. The only bus whose time cannot be moved to an earlier departure is the service bus W27D from Caistor to Market Rasen. If your child normally takes this bus, we can accommodate them in School until its departure time. Please let reception know in advance.

Letters 

I won’t be writing a letter next Friday as we are so close to the end of term. I will write next on the final day of the term. I will also write to parents of students in Year 11 and Year 13 that day making them aware of the information that students will have received about the process for formulating the Teacher Assessed Grades for August 2021.

With all good wishes,

Alistair Hopkins

Headmaster