Our celebration assembly at the end of this half term was another brilliant occasion, with the finalists in the House Event spelling bee collecting certificates alongside large numbers who have completed the next part of the Head's Challenge. Students in Fashion Club put together a short film to showcase their work, which the rest of the school really enjoyed watching. Our athletes received certificates in assembly following their superb evening at the local athletics meeting, the boys coming second only to John Lyons, and the girls second only to North London Collegiate School. Illustrious company! More students were recognised in assembly for their contributions to school life through the prestigious Pinner High School Values awards.
The school was recognised in a new way this week, receiving our first 'Healthy School Award'. For this award we are accredited for our positive approach to exercise, health education, diet, student voice and mental health. Particular congratulations to my colleagues involved in this for achieving it in record time.
Students and staff departed today on our first international trip. They will spend the week skiiing in Austria with students from Nower Hill High School. We are busy planning further visits over the next few years to Spain and China to practice school languages, and perhaps further afield on a World Challenge expedition as well. Watch this space!
I hope everyone has a good break next week. Lots to look forward to next half term: the whole year group will be visiting the Globe theatre, as well as the British Library. A new set of activities to choose from, as well as every day experiences that bring life to the school motto of 'Inspiring Learning'. School reopens on Tuesday 21st February for a normal school day.