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Hessle High School

WEEK 29 - Friday 7 May 2021

Although it has only been a four-day week, we seemed to have crammed a huge amount of activity into the week.  With Radio Humberside and Look North on site yesterday, there has also been a real buzz around the place but more of that later because, for me, the highlight of the week was on Tuesday when - for the first time in a long while - we had students playing sport after school.

Covid has stopped us all from doing many things but a big loss has been our extra-curricular sports and clubs.  In order to preserve our ‘bubbles’ and minimise the risk of contact, these have not happened for over a year but, with the gradual easing of restrictions, these are now permitted, albeit with some ongoing limitations.  So it was fantastic to see netball and football and, on Wednesday, our intrepid Duke of Edinburgh Award students practising putting up tents on the field.  As ever, my thanks go to our staff who jumped at the chance to resume these extra activities once they were allowed to do so.

There has been some speculation that the wearing of masks may no longer be compulsory in schools shortly.  There has been no official announcement about this yet and so, until there is and until we have had the chance to consider this matter, we continue to expect students and staff to wear face masks inside the building and, again, I thank you for your support with this matter.

Which brings me to the Year 11 Prom and the media coverage we had on Thursday.  This initiative has really captured everyone’s imagination and it was great for the students to see TV cameras and crews on site interviewing staff and students.  The plans for the Y11 Prom are proceeding well and it promises to be a terrific night.  To everyone that has supported us this far, a massive ‘thank you’ for your donations and support.  If you haven’t yet seen the Look North broadcast, you can see the extended clip here at 18.40 minutes.  

Take care and stay safe

Mr V Groak

Headteacher