Just like that (as I eagerly and excitedly sit, waiting for the coach to take us to see the big man himself) I'm writing the final piece for the school e-Magazine for this term. The favourite old saying of, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ certainly comes to mind and what an incredible term it has been.
Since September, it has been wonderful to see life at Forest return to some sort of normality. I think, for me, one particular day will stay in my teacher's scrapbook forever. As we opened the gates for the first day back in September, ‘bubbles’ were no more. At morning playtime, I sat on a bench by the Year 2 classroom and watched all our pupils chat together, hug each other and play in groups: things which are never to be taken for granted again. A truly heartwarming scene. For me and my colleagues, it reassured us that whilst our Foresters had been previously working in very different surroundings, they had never lost their sense of belonging and friendship.
Over the term, the children have participated in many academic, sporting and musical events. Success in the pool and on the stage has been much deserved and celebrated by all. We are incredibly grateful to have such a robust and happy group of Foresters surrounding us; truly inspiring.
As we enter our final day, I would like to thank the whole school community for their ongoing support with everything #theforestway
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!