Prep Headmaster's Blog: Isaac the 'Inspirational' Iguana

Despite the different circumstances in which we find ourselves this year, we are still very much looking forward to celebrating the Festive Season.  The lead up to Christmas is a very special time in school and I am sure that our children, despite the restrictions, will make the most of their time over the next few days.  Recordings of nativities, Chapel services and Christmas songs are going on at pace, so that the whole school and parents will be able to share in the School's Christmas spirit.  Whilst it is not quite the Christmas we all hoped for to end 2020, there is much to look forward to, and, who knows, the different variety of events may provide some lovely unpredictable moments and / or unexpected benefits - we all hope so. 

In assembly this week Miss Mitch and myself launched our latest school - wide competition. To promote the Felsted 'values' we are launching an art competition.  To make sure everyone knows these values we want to promote them using animal superhero mascots.  
We have asked the children (if they would like) to draw /design their mascot linked to one of the values. 

  • Welcoming
  • Inspirational
  • Fun
  • Adventurous
  • Respectful

They should use alliteration in their name and draw the mascot eg. Wilma the 'Welcoming' Wombat or Isaac the 'Inspirational' Iguana. The competition is being further explained to the children in their Art lessons - the closing date is the start of next term.  The winning entries for each 'value' will be made up for publication and there are, of course, prizes!  If any parents would like to enter/take part (although not win the competition I'm afraid), we would be delighted to receive your entries too!  I hope it can get the creative ideas flowing over the break.

One way we could all be superheroes this Christmas, apart from entering our mascot competition, is to support those less fortunate than ourselves and spread a little happiness and kindness.  

Felsted supports the Mission Church in Newham throughout the year and if your feel you are able to support their food bank this Christmas, I know it would be greatly appreciated.  £12 supports a food parcel for a small family for a week. More information on this can be found by clicking this link.

Have a good week.

Simon James