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WEEK 26 - Friday 16 April 2021

Monday 12 April 2021 marked the start of Ramadan which is one of the topics students have been looking at during tutor time this week.

Muslims fast as an act of worship, a chance to get closer to God, and a way to become more compassionate to those in need. Fasting is also seen as a way to learn patience and break bad habits. Based on this I asked the students to think about the following keywords:

Compassionate - feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.

Patience -  the ability to endure difficult circumstances. Patience may involve perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in disrespect/anger; or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties

Bad habit - a negative behaviour pattern. Common examples include: over thinking things, overspending and nail-biting.

We may not all believe in the same god but wouldn't it be nice if we all believed in compassion, patience and  working towards breaking bad habits?  I believe that our students can and do show the willingness to try this and for that I am very grateful and proud.

Finally I would like to repeat the importance of student attendance in school and the requirement for students to complete work on Google Classroom if they ever have to self isolate (I’m keeping everything crossed that this won’t be the case!). As a school we are working hard to ensure the students are kept up to date with their work and offering as much support as we can. If you feel that your child requires any further support they can either email their teacher directly or you can contact us at

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 7

Mrs Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 7