Lots of sporting success to celebrate this week, from the boys and girls football teams, the cross-country teams, and the boys and girls indoor athletics teams. All experienced considerable success, with 4 runners qualifying for the cross-country county competition and all representing us very effectively. The boys athletics team won the borough competition, and will add their photograph to the Wall of Fame, showcasing our tournament winners. Teachers from other schools commented on the quality of performance and conduct of our students, which is always very pleasing. As we make our debuts in the different age categories of the different sporting events, it is brilliant to see the students achieve such success, and equally important, creating such a positive reputation as they continue to bring the Pinner Values to life.
I have been interviewing a range of candidates keen to teach in our growing school for September. We continue to attract a range of talented individuals, both experienced colleagues and those new to the profession. UCL Physics department are currently working with us and the Institute of Education to bring undergraduate physicists into classrooms. The undergraduates have been bringing their research skills and experience to lesson planning, and will visit more lessons after half term to inspire and enthuse our students.
Further inspiration will come next week with our Chinese New Year celebration, including Kung Fu sessions with a Grand Master for all students. Next week is also the Year 8 finance day, when students will be applying their mathematical skills to the world of personal finance. After the half term break the whole of Year 7 will experience a performance at the Globe theatre, we have an author visit on World Book Day, and over the half term break our annual ski trip. Exciting times!