It is getting to that time of the year where we all crave a decent stretch of sunshine and change of routine. One of the many privileges of working in a school is that whatever the weather outside, there are countless opportunities to enjoy a little fun at Lambrook. Our tonics this week were plentiful indeed. 

It all began with Monday’s packed schedule of arts performances starting with the Big Dance Show. From our youngest in the Pre Prep to our Seniors, each child, adorned with colourful stage costumes, took to the floor with great style and huge amounts of energy. Anyone lucky enough to see the morning’s entertainment could not fail to be in good spirits for the rest of the day. We were rather spoiled, in fact, as the evening brought to us the long awaited Lambrook’s Got Talent. Many parents were quite taken aback by the children’s confidence, their charming presence and hidden talents. Who knew, for example, that we had a Michael Jackson impersonator in our midst?! It was a pleasure to spend an evening enjoying each and every performance. 

Throughout the week we have also seen our children’s creative talents in Art with a vibrant and eclectic exhibition inspired by the theme of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. There is still a little time to pop by, should you wish to do so, with the exhibition being extended to Saturday due to popular demand. We regret that the delicious refreshments of Pimms and cupcakes we have all enjoyed through the week will not be available on Saturday so if you see an oversized cupcake, I’m afraid it’s actually an exhibit!

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to celebrate talent both in and outside of Lambrook at our inaugural Choral Competition. The standard was high as choristers from a number of independent schools in our area joined us for a presentation of their skills. Joining us was the Musical Director of Malvern College who had sage advice for all the choirs on how they could elevate their captivating performances even more. A slightly nervous Mr Ford was rewarded at the end with Lambrook receiving the prize for the best choir performance on the day, humbly accepted by our lead chorister, Katie Hines. Perhaps the moment that stood out for me, however, was when all the participating choirs took to the stage together to perform a beautiful rendition of “Love Grows Here”. The audience of parents were visibly moved by this showing of unity and celebration of the children’s shared love for music.

I can hardly believe we are just a week away from the end of term as the pace of Lambrook life very much continues as normal. Tomorrow sees our final general Chapel service where we are honoured to be joined by Chris Wheeler of Monkton Combe. We also have our last guest speaker of the year, naturalist Micheal Leach. It will then be time to prepare for the big event – the Summer Ball. Excitement has been mounting through the week as the marquee has taken shape and we are all very much looking forward to celebrating with you all tomorrow night.

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