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Monday 23 July 2012

Now that Activities Week is safely over and all the trips are safely returned from all over the UK and Europe (though not, yet, the longer haul expeditions to Argentina, Ghana and Tanzania), I would like to thank all my colleagues for offering such great opportunities to Bennett students, to the students themselves for their positive and enthusiastic participation, and parents for their support.

My own trip to Rome and Sorrento went well, as usual, and although totally exhausted by the end, I think we will all have very good memories, and hopefully have broadened cultural and historical horizons as well.

Students in years 7 and 8, and a small number in year 9, who were in school, had a really good range of activities and trips during the week, and I hear that despite the rather damp weather the week was a really positive experience.

I am off on holiday next week, to Sicily, but not before I have accepted a friend’s invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday. My friend was seriously injured in the London bombings which happened the day after the announcement of the London Olympics – he was on the bus which was blown up in Tavistock Square. The survivors of the bombings have all been offered a small number of Olympic tickets for prestigious events, and he has generously invited me to join his party, which I did with alacrity of course, having totally failed to get any other tickets at all!

I will not be blogging over the summer until the results at the earliest, but as a new convert to Twitter will put out the occasional tweet! A link for following me is below. I will try to do one from the Olympics opening ceremony, if security allows.

So I will take this opportunity to wish all Bennett families a safe, restful and family oriented summer break, and thank everyone for their support for the school over the past year.