On Monday a very tired Class 6 returned to school following their PGL weekend. I really enjoyed seeing Muskham's exceptionally well-brought-up young people in such a different environment. PGL was almost full to capacity with over 800 under 16s on residential visits during our stay and Class 6 really shone with their excellent manners, polite nature and natural interest in everything around them. Vicky, our group leader, stated she felt that she had "landed on her feet" having been assigned Muskham for the weekend! I felt particularly proud of the support and encouragement that the children offered each other, and I know many children felt proud that they had conquered some fears and achieved in some activities that they had previously been nervous of.
Classes 5 and 6 gave their production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" this week. Their performances improved each time they took to the stage and some impressive solos were sung. The DVD will be available to order soon! Thank you to everyone involved.
Friday was Miss Lavignasse's last day at Muskham. Next week she goes home to France to get married before starting her married life (and new job!) in Hong Kong. We will miss her great classroom practice and the fun she injects into the daily life of the school. You may remember that Class 6 raised over £200 from their enterprise project last Autumn; you won't know that the only thing they really wanted to use their money on was a bouncy castle... Miss Lavignasse kept this in her mind and decided that her "leaving gift" to the children was the hiring of three bouncy castles, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed during her final afternoon! She even navigated the insurance paperwork to ensure that all the children (not just her class!) got an afternoon to remember as she said her farewells! Thank you to Class 6 for sharing their enterprise earnings in such a kind and enjoyable way - and to Miss Lavignasse for all of her hard work throughout her two years at the school.