From the Headmaster's Desk

A friend of mine once told me: “I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: it brings people together while time stands still.”

On Friday, the Lyonsdown School community really did come together, persevere and collaborate as we remained open as usual for those children who could safely reach us. Year 4 still visited the British Museum and Reception welcomed a visiting author. In the twenty-first century, it may seem difficult to find opportunities to show spirit, but a bit of snow is a perfect opportunity so demonstrate some resilience and show some grit (both literally and metaphorically).

Many things are important in a school, but the most vital is the requirement to keep children safe. We always will endeavour to keep Lyonsdown open, if it is safe to do so for our children, parents and pupils, and it was wonderful to hear that a mostly normal school day on Friday helped so many families. Thank you to all of the Lyonsdown staff, particularly Mr Sheridan, for making it so.

All the best for a relaxing weekend.

C. Hammond

Riddle me this

Carried over from last week: luckily wolves are banished to fairy tales, but who was the last real-life lumberjack in the United Kingdom?  Two house points to anyone who can solve this.