What an a amazing week! It is so surprising that you can actually fit in everything we did this week.The week began with Year 7s setting off to France at 4am on Monday morning. As ever, when overseas trips are out, I have been clutching the emergency contact file all week and sleeping with my mobile under my pillow in case I am needed to spring into action. I have been superfluous! The students have behaved impeccably, had a thoroughly enjoyable time and as we speak, are headed back to Wensleydale.

Year 9 similarly impeccably behaved at a slightly damper Bewerly Park, ably supported by a range of staff, have had a very successful trip. Poor old Year 8 have had a less spectacular time this week, although I have to say their attitude and behaviour in the exam hall has been superb. For many this is the first time they have sat exams under 'real' exam conditions and they have taken to it like ducks to water. Eden Camp on Wednesday was very wet! However, full marks for attitude and behaviour, particularly as my group were bored to death by all my war stories from time in the Royal Air Force!

Yr 6 Transition days were jam packed- literally - as they returned home on Tuesday with goody bags full of biscuits, pencil cases, water bottles and other pieces of work competed over the 2 days. Some very brave parents attended a maths lesson with Mr Ashcroft and looked shattered after the experience! Maths is hard these days, we concluded.

We had delightful news this morning that Mr Wilkinson has won North Yorkshire's Teacher of the Year award! News story is on the website and he is somewhat overwhelmed!

Tonight there is the Music Concert in school and Yr 13 Prom at the Saddle room. Phew!