Not content with a corn snake, two giant African land snails, a dwarf Russian hamster, a horned frog and associated locusts, the Science Team, well actually Miss Rayner, has decided to diversify into botany. So a plea to everyone out there to bring in unwanted houseplants and cuttings to build the plant collection. Pots and plant trays are also welcome and if you’ve a small bag of compost going spare........ I have an ulterior motive for including this request. I’ve been promised a tradescantia for my office! Exciting times too in the Drama Department where the roles in ‘A Christmas Carol’ have been cast. What the Dickens!
Now, on to more serious matters. Assemblies this week have been led by speakers from the UK Youth Parliament, sharing with our students their opportunity to ‘Make Your Mark’ by taking part in the ballot to shortlist what is debated in the House of Commons by Members of Youth Parliament later this year. Their aim is to get 978,216 young people to take part. Our students will add their 600 votes today.
Talking of The House of Commons, Boroughbridge High School has been recognised in The Parliamentary Secondary Review which is a report aimed at highlighting best practice and raising standards in secondary education. This evening, Mrs. Bloomfield and I will be travelling down to London to attend the Review Gala in the House of Commons, hosted by the Rt. Hon. David Curry MP. I am delighted that the hard work of all members of our school community: staff, students, families and governors has been recognised in this way and it’s a great privilege to represent Boroughbridge High School at this prestigious event.