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Mr Paul Holyome Weekly Update 25/09/2015

Dear parents

This month, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. I am delighted to announce that BVIS are embracing this project and will be launching our own campaign and series of activities in support of this important worldwide project. We are all extremely fortunate to have the living standards, the education and lifestyle that we enjoy and often take for granted. There are however adults and children across the world who are less fortunate than us and deserve and will receive our support. On the back of the interesting and informative presentations given by Dr Lee last week we can all also make a difference to the constant environmental impact of our lifestyles leading to global warming and significant climate change. From next week, staff and students will be launching activities, information and lessons in the support of the United Nations global goals and I am both pleased and proud of the interest and commitment that staff and students here at BVIS have pledged towards these important aims.

The school has been a buzz this week with book week in full flow. I had the immense pleasure of witnessing the visiting authors working with your children, seeing children demonstrate the love of reading, seeing themed lessons and finally a wonderful assembly on Friday morning to celebrate the end of another amazing book week at BVIS. I would like to thank the staff and students for making it such a special week and thank you as parents for your support and I know many of you have spent a significant amount of money on purchasing books for your children. I saw a lot of happy, smiling children walking around the school clutching shiny new books. Thank you for your contributions and thank you for encouraging your children to read.

As you know we take the safety of your children and our staff at the school very seriously. On Friday last week we carried out a very successful evacuation drill. As part of the drill we hid 2 students and 2 members of staff in the school to test the procedures. I am pleased to inform you that the missing students and staff were very quickly identified as missing and found. This demonstrates that the robust systems we have in place for such eventuality do indeed work successfully. In the next few weeks we will be carrying out a school lockdown practice procedure.

Finally, we are all looking forward to the BBGV fun run on Sunday. We have hundreds of people now signed up and yet again it promises to be a great event and all for a very worthy charitable cause. I look forward to seeing many of you on the start line bright and early on Sunday morning.

Photos from BBGV Fun Run 2014

I wish you all a relaxing weekend.

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