It has been quite a day. Many have commented on the celebratory atmosphere around the place, a relaxedness and a quietness, a feeling like the end of a term – as well as improved conduct from the children, especially in the way they relate to adults.

The finished banners from our arts week have been beautiful, reducing adults to sniffles at this morning’s rejoicing in children’s work and the values their banners have been made to celebrate. It was moving also to see the children, all dressed in elaborate bandanas to mark Children in Need Day, burst into spontaneous applause for the work of other classes. Here we have Peace, Friendship and Generosity, from children in Reception and Nursery.

Followed by Courage, Truth, Thankfulness and Creativity, from Key Stage 1 classes.

And then by Compassion, Wisdom, Hope and Trust, created by children in Years 3 and 4….

And finally, by upper Key Stage 2 – representations of Justice, Perseverance, Respect and Forgiveness.

Nothing more to say. Just enjoy them, and appreciate the work, love and care that went into them. It has exceeded every expectation I had of this work, and I am more grateful than I can say.

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About Huw Humphreys

I am a headteacher in the city of Milton Keynes, where I have been since April 2011, looking to make education effective for the whole child and keeping a distant relationship with the powers that be and their narrowing approach to education... but most of all I am looking to find out what it means to be both a follower of Jesus Christ and a passionate educator in the midst of an unsettled community. I am also a part time musician, part time linguist and lover of history and literature...committed both to freedom to learn and depth of learning for all our children. The views on this blog are all my own, and not in any way those of the school I lead!

2 responses »

  1. MrsRector says:

    What an achievement and so encouraging to see the obvious spiritual depth of your pupils shining through

  2. […] Christ the Sower has changed quite a lot since the last time they visited in the summer 2012. The work on the banners, which Blake inspired through a wonderful installation in their hall, made a big impression on […]

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