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Pockets of festive fun

Pockets of festive fun

As we get ever nearer to Christmas, it has been lovely to see decorations and pockets of festive fun popping up all over the place. Even the Headmaster’s House has joined in with its covering of dangling lights! The Christmas trees in Thone, Centenary Hall and Weirfield have been beautifully decorated by the boys and girls as a result of Miss Roper’s Christmas Art competition. The children came up with the most amazingly creative ideas for how to decorate their pine cones. Very well done to everyone who entered!

The boxes in the TPS Office which contain the presents for the Sparkle Appeal are full to overflowing, with wonderful gifts which will end up in the hands of local children, who would not otherwise have had much of a Christmas. It is so important for our children to remember that in the midst of all the Christmas excitement it is a time to be thinking of others. Many thanks to all who have contributed so generously.

I have witnessed many fantastic performances by the pupils since last week’s Courier. On the sports field and in the swimming pool, TPS teams have been competing extremely well and it is such a pleasure to see how far the pupils have progressed since September, both with their individual skills and in their teamwork.

Seeing the choir sing on the grand staircase of Dunster Castle last Friday was a real joy. I was so impressed, not only by the quality of their singing, but by their camaraderie and by how much they enjoy just being together as a group of friends. I'm sure they felt that the hot chocolate and giant cookie were just rewards for all their efforts!

On Tuesday, it was a great pleasure to see our boys and girls in the Dance Cafe. The wonderful precision, concentration and beauty of the ballet performances were matched by the creativity and confidence of the contemporary sets. It is excellent to see the pupils enjoying their dance so much and being so well taught by their teachers. Many congratulations to all of our dancers for a terrific show!

Finally, a special mention to the members of the Year 5 and 6 Drama Club who, under the expert guidance of Miss Day, put on a sparkling performance
of ‘Matilda’ yesterday during their after school slot.

I wish you all a very enjoyable final week of school. It promises to be a fun-packed rewarding finish to what has been an excellent Autumn term.

Mr Edwards
Prep School Headmaster