As we head towards the festive period at a furious pace I am hoping that we can avoid further restrictions that could lead to the disruption of our Christmas plans. I would like to thank every member of the Wright Robinson community for adhering to the new government guidance around the wearing of face masks. The students have once again responded with a level of maturity beyond their years. Hopefully, this will help prevent the spread of any new Covid variants and enable us to continue with business as usual.
It was very much business as usual last week when staff, students, parents and carers engaged in the college’s bi-annual My Mind My Body Wellbeing programme. The aim of the week was to bring the college community together once again for a dedicated week, focusing on mental health and wellbeing. This year’s theme was being brave and we challenged our students and their families to conquer their fears and try something new. Well done to Ms Collard and the staff for organising the activities and a particular well done to the many who took part.
Staff wellbeing was further boosted this week when the college received chocolates and biscuits as an unexpected thank you to staff from Fairfield View Care Home for the work the college did in supporting them with the supply of PPE equipment during lockdown. Appreciation of this nature is not common place in our profession so my sincere thanks on behalf of all of our staff goes to the management and staff at Fairfield View Care Home.
A variety of library activities for students and staff have taken place over the last month including, ‘Try something new’ and Book Scrabble. For Book Scrabble, students used hidden book titles to make words. The highest point scoring word on the day was by Robert Livesey in 8B4. Well done Robert.
Last week was also notable in that all of our sports teams in a range of activities went unbeaten. The pick of the victories has to go to the Year 7 and 8 girls Futsal Team who were crowned Manchester Champions in their respective age category. Well done to Ms Ashton Smith and the team.
All that remains is for me to wish you well for the weekend and to forward to the run up to Christmas.