We marked Remembrance Day with a very special assembly in school. It focussed on the reasons why we honour this day and the sacrifice of the 100,000 Vietnamese soldiers that made the long journey to fight in World War 1 in Europe. It also made us think about child soldiers not only in this war but in other conflicts since and the students were then able to spend some time considering the plight of those caught up in wars. My thanks to Mr Gannon for organising it, and for all of the students who took part.
Today also marks the return of our Under 15 FOBISIA team from Phuket. The team have been competing at the Under 15 games in athletics, swimming, football and basketball. I have been receiving regular updates from them and the staff are really proud of all the effort and success that the team have shown. I congratulate them all, and look forward to welcoming them back. My thanks to Ms Smith, Mr Walsh and Mr Lincoln for all of their efforts with the team.
On Thursday of this week we also had a wonderful student enterprise market. Completely run by Business Studies students, a market was set up for groups of students to run their own businesses. It was a great opportunity for some student entrepreneurs to understand just what it takes to run their own business. My thanks to Ms Goldie for all her efforts in helping to organise it.
Our staff and students have also today been benefiting from the visit of Salla Saarikangas from the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York. She is visiting for three days to work with our teachers and students within dance. We are so pleased to welcome her and to learn with her so that all of our students can further enjoy all the benefits of the creative curriculum.
Lastly, I would like to remind you of the UK ‘InspireMe’ Festival that is taking place at Hoan Kiem this weekend. We have many students and staff taking part in this celebration of UK education - it promises to be an exciting weekend.
I hope you all have a good week!