Time for half term!

Well! What a busy half term we have had! We have had lots of exciting activities going on. The art days with Lowry and Picasso were a great success. The children have produced some wonderful art work and we hope to have much of it out on display during Open Morning on Tuesday 12th March.

There are a great number of extra-curricular activities going on across the school. Many of our younger pupils are involved in multi-sport and tennis at lunchtimes and arts and crafts and science club after school, whilst older pupils can get involved in choir, drama, cooking, young engineers, recycled fashion club, textiles and Spanish, as well as a huge range of sporting activities including football, netball, lacrosse, table tennis, dance and athletics. Where these are run by people connected with the school there is no charge and we rely upon the goodwill of those involved. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff who run extra-curricular activities which add to The William Ransom experience.

The SPA continues to support the work of the school through their magnificent fund raising efforts. We had a fantastic Bollywood Night recently and we are now looking forward to the Ladies Pamper Night on Wednesday 20th March 2013. We have recently elected the new committee so look out for information coming from the SPA about their various events.

We had to postpone The Beetle Drive in January due to the weather. The date has now been rearranged for Friday 8th March 2013. Letters will be coming out after half term, but if you booked for the last event then your booking can remain.

Don’t forget the information evenings coming up next half term. We have the ICT evening for parents on Wednesday 27th February where Mr Mills will outline the different tools used across the school in ICT. This will be followed later in March by an E-safety evening lead by Herts E-safety advisor on how to keep your children safe online. Details to follow about this event after half term.

I hope everyone enjoys a break this half term and let’s hope the worst of the weather is behind us and we can start to look forward to signs of spring.