What an extraordinary week in American politics! Democracy, freedom of expression, the American electoral system, the morality of our world’s leaders and other such topics have captured the passionate interest of many of our pupils in class and outside. We have been most impressed with the level of debate expressed by the boys and girls here and if any Lambrookians decide to move into politics in the future then perhaps there is hope after all!
Football and netball matches have dominated the calendar this week for all ages with Lambrook experiencing extraordinary success in both sports. At this stage in the term we have a number of boys and girls teams still unbeaten and a large group are representing the school at county level and beyond. With the temperature and Autumn leaves now steadily dropping the ball will be changing shape to oval this coming week, where I know that the boys (possibly not their mothers or the school laundry!) are desperate to muddy their shirts and charge around on the rugby field.
With this being Remembrance week, the pupils have participated in a number of services to remember those, including more than 80 Lambrook pupils, who lost their lives in the two World Wars and conflicts since that point. Once again the whole school gathered at the front of the school this morning on Armistice Day for a few readings and a minute’s silence; another opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of others for our freedom today. Parents and families are most welcome to join us for our special service of Remembrance this Sunday at 10:45 am.
Before that point, we are all looking forward to the Fireworks on Saturday evening. In the event of poor weather a decision will be made by Saturday lunchtime as to whether it will go ahead or not and communication of this will be sent accordingly. It is always a very happy gathering for the school community and our fireworks always prove to be pretty spectacular. I look forward to seeing many of you there.