On my walk of the school this morning I was drawn to some singing that was taking place in MFL classrooms. What a treat was in store! Year 7 were rehearsing and recording their ‘Eurovision entries’ and all were entering into the competition spirit with enthusiastic glee. Aside from the glitter, floral garlands and animal onsies that were adorning the students and classrooms, the most remarkable thing was that the students were singing in French and Spanish. The speed of the songs made this feat quite remarkable, even more so given that many of these girls have only been following the languages curriculum for just one week. One student, who performed a masterful solo, informed me that she had practised 32 times for her debut performance; congratulations to her and to all the Year 7 students who sang, swayed and did jazz-hands so beautifully. Thanks also to the MFL team for making such a vibrant experience for our new Year 7.
After over 10,000 words in the Headteacher’s Blogs reflecting on a huge number of activities and achievements at Northampton School for Girls I have decided to take a new, fresh approach to my blog this academic year with a focus on celebrating our respect ethos. As I walk the school each day, I am in the fortunate position to witness the respect that the students demonstrate for themselves, others and learning. I am often touched by the care and kindness that is shown to one another, and impressed, sometimes amazed, by the standard of work that students are completing. My intention for the year is to capture some of these moments in words, giving credit to the students whose contributions and engagement with their learning help make NSG the wonderful place that it is. I can’t wait to get started!