From the Headmaster's Desk

This week, I am certain that all of us have developed lots of new skills: children have been both learning and socialising virtually and many grown ups have also had to adapt the way in which they work.

I too have learned new things, at school (including working on my filming skills; see below), but perhaps my finest achievement was taking part in an online quiz with my hockey teammates without leaving the house. I finished an admirable second, due to my obscure knowledge of British monarchs and 1980s’ cartoon characters.

For every challenge we overcome, we learn something new. The unprecedented situation we find ourselves in has encouraged us all to explore a the world in a very different way. Initially this may have been partly through necessity, but I hope you and your children are all enthused by the opportunity to grow and do things differently. There are new skills and new knowledge to learn, old friendships to renew and new friendships to make, with a variety of alternative ways to connect with others.

I am delighted that your children have thrown themselves into the new experience of being remotely educated. Parents’ feedback has been very useful as we move forward: as with all things Lyonsdown, we will review what we have offered and be in touch with some exciting new developments after the Easter holidays. Thank you also for your kind messages of support – these have been very much appreciated by everyone at school.

You may have already seen my assembly, which marks the end of the Spring Term. I hope your children have enjoyed watching it with you, and that you all joined in!

Mr Hammond’s end of Spring Term Assembly

All the best for a relaxing holiday. Take care of yourselves and your families.

Mr Hammond