Academy News 4th December 2017
We are now in Advent and I would like to start my blog this week with an Advent reflection:
The Advent story
of hope and mystery,
of this world and the next,
and a king
appearing when we least expect.
Heaven touching earth,
the footsteps of the divine
walking dusty roads
as once they did in Eden,
and a people,
searching for a Saviour,
and walking past
Open eyes and hearts,
that this might be
an Advent of hope to the world
Advent is an important of the Church year as it is our preparation for the coming of the Emmanuel. The real reason for the season beyond all the commercial hype.
This week pupils have been readying themselves to go out to the wider community to demonstrate the Christmas message. Mrs Whitehouse and the Creative Studies Faculty are preparing to visit a local care home to sing carols, serves mince pies and present home-made Christmas decorations. The production line for decorations that was set up in the Art Room during lunchtimes this week was something to behold. It resembled the elves in Santa’s workshop.
Our pupils performed to their usual exceptional standard in sports fixtures this week. All year groups took part in a joint schools event at Fenton Manor. Although we did not triumph collectively, the team spirit and a range of individual performances demonstrated our RESPECT ethos. Well done to everyone involved.
House Point totals to Friday 1st December 2017.
As always, I end this blog with a quotation from the previous First Lady, Michelle Obama:
“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”