From the Headmaster's Desk

It felt as though Lyonsdown School was slipping into an alternative dimension this week, as we were treated to a brief glimpse of next year.

As Year 6 busied themselves on their wildly successful residential trip, exploring castles and glass blowing whilst also burying each other in the sand, Year 5 were promoted to the Senior Form. They didn’t just get to perform gate duty (“fun but a bit scary”) admirably, but also began to realise that September will bring with it new challenges and responsibilities, both of which I am sure they will meet with aplomb.

New and exciting events were at the forefront of our minds, and feet, during Walk to School Week. The Green Team, as Miss Doyle, Mrs Cowie and Mrs Yacub have coined themselves, organised a range of eco-friendly events to (ironically) drive us towards more sustainable modes of transport. From fun shoes, through a walking bus to a “rollers and strollers” breakfast (second breakfast for some), the week was a huge success.

I ended the half term by persuading Miss Telford to let me teach Year 1 about adjectives; thank you to the boys and girls for making me feel welcome.

Whatever you are doing over half term, do have a relaxing break. I hope to be wearing my red and white scarf with pride on the first day back.

Parking on Richmond and Gloucester Road

Whilst on the subject of responsible transport, please can I remind parents that the double yellow lines on any side of the junction between Richmond and Gloucester Road should not be parked on at any time, even if you are stopping for a few moments to drop off or collect your child. Not only is parking here illegal, but it is extremely dangerous.  During the next half-term, we will be asking parents who park on the double yellow lines to move and have made a request to the local borough to inspect the situation.

C. Hammond