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Christmas message from Mrs Macro

11 December 2020

As I write this, I have just finished watching the Senior School Carol Service which was streamed live from the Ante Hall. The girls sang beautifully and all who read did so with feeling and conviction. That we could continue our traditions despite the challenges fills me with hope and thankfulness. During my first week of self-isolation, I have been able to stay involved with the events across the whole school, from Westbourne to Senior School. I am torn as to whether my favourite day in Pre Prep and Prep was Tinsel Tuesday or Throw a Party Thursday. It was also lovely to hear of their reaction to a guest appearance from Father Christmas.  

Another highlight from the younger members of our community would most definitely be the Westbourne Nursery Rhymes Nativity. We certainly have fabulous actresses and everyone ‘rocked’ the Wellington boot look with their costumes. It was so wonderful to see the children enjoying themselves outside, and even having a little dance at the end to Christmas music. We have also been treated to two prep assemblies from year four and year 6. Both were so interesting and fabulously put together. The lead in to the year 4 Tudor Christmas was straight out of one of my favorite films, The Princess Bride, and the year 6 Christmas Tree assembly had wonderful backdrops and very interesting facts.  

In the Senior School we have had a week of fun at lunchtime courtesy of the sixth Form. There have been Christmas tree decorating competitions, Christmas quizzes, Christmas dressing up and my personal favourite, the ‘Where's Eddie the Elf’ competition. It is also testament to our catering team that all pupils and staff have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas lunch in a Christmassy themed Octagon. Despite the restrictions we have been able to celebrate this time of the year in our unique EHS way. This has been the theme of the term, as neither, students and staff alike, have allowed the pandemic to get in the way of doing what we do best: teaching, learning, and enjoying ourselves along the way. Thank you for your unfailing support this term, and I hope that you all have a safe, peaceful and restful holiday period; I look forward to welcoming your daughters back to school in January.  

 

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