I hope you all have a chance to relax and enjoy the extended Bank Holiday over the course of next week. I also hope that we haven’t used up all the sunshine and we get plenty of fine weather.
Those of you who have been in to School recently will have seen that our building work is progressing nicely. Foundations are in for the new block and the Staff Room and the car park look to be not far from completion. I would like to say at this point how much I appreciate all the hard work that all the staff at the School did in preparing for this period of upheaval. I would also particularly like to note how well our pupils have coped with what is a completely different school building at the moment. It is good fun watching the new school grow brick-by-brick and it is going to be fantastic when it is finished.
Our School Hall has now been painted and has new curtains and a brilliant new audio visual system installed. We are grateful for the efforts of the new recruits at RAF Halton who spent a day doing our painting. Our Hall is a central feature of the School and it feels good to have a much-improved facility.
Our School Bag Pack at Morrisons raised almost £275. Thank you to all the pupils and staff who took part. For your information, there is another bag pack at the same Morrisons store on Saturday 16th June between 11-3 and we would welcome as many pupils and families as possible.
Our pupils continue to take part in some new ideas and continue with some long-standing initiatives. The Gardening Club have really done a fantastic job in front of the Dining Room where you can see a well-tended garden and allotment. We also have an allotment in Waddesdon behind the Lion Pub which is coming on nicely too. We have formed a close relationship with the PACE Centre in Aylesbury. PACE is a school for young people with severe physical disabilities and groups of our pupils have completed several successful visits. They are learning to support young people at PACE by offering practical support and are also learning themselves about life in a different school.
Thank you to those of you who have responded to the ‘Here to Read’ scheme. We are doing lots more reading around school and have created a Reading Room in the corridor in a quiet part at the back of the School. We hope our pupils will enjoy this new area.
Pebble Brook’s Got Talent
We recently held our own version of Britain’s Got Talent in the School Hall and saw some brilliant performances. Congratulations to Tyler who was third with his ‘Rocky Dance’ and Oliver who was second with ‘Grease Lightening’. The overall winner was Rachel who stood in front of the whole school and sang solo. She did it beautifully, congratulations!
Friends of Pebble Brook School
Some of our staff have been raising money for the School. Congratulations to Jackie Robson for completing the London 10K and to Joc Chappell who has been training for his next big sponsorship event – he completed the Tan Hill 200 which was 125 miles up and down the Yorkshire Dales, climbing to 4,500 metres.
You may have seen an article in the Bucks Herald about Annie Andrews, our Chair of Governors, carrying the Olympic Torch and my own involvement in the Olympic Ceremony, all part of the varied life at Pebble Brook School!
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With best wishes,