Prep Head's Blog: #FelstedFamily

 

Dear Felsted Families,

Last Friday's ‘Dance Mania’ was an incredible success, and I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the families who came out to support our talented dancers. Watching the children take to the stage was a truly inspiring experience. It's no small feat to perform in front of an audience, and I was immensely proud of both our outstanding dance ensembles and the brave solo artists who gave it their all. Your support and encouragement mean the world to our young performers.

While I usually focus on our students from Reception to Year 8 in these newsletters, this time of year naturally turns my thoughts to our A Level and IB Diploma students. These exceptional young people are reaching the end of their time at Felsted, ready to embark on new journeys. It is important to remember that ‘once a Felstedian, always a Felstedian,’ and we look forward to following their future progress, inviting them to visit, and inspiring learners of all ages.

Making choices about the next steps starts with the opportunities you see each week in this newsletter. The recent success with our partnership with the REMAP charity is one example of how our children are developing practical solutions that improve lives. As I write, a group of students is setting off to the Felsted Mission in London, accompanied by Mrs Thomas and Rev Little, demonstrating the importance of partnership and outreach.

Our students are also showing remarkable entrepreneurship. Children from across the Prep recently presented their skills and ideas to our Education Committee with great success. I recently had a visit from two young pupils who came prepared with a business proposition. They had a design, a method of production, and a forecast of profits. Being a leader is about developing people around you, working as a team, and allowing everyone to feel empowered and valued. Their collaborative approach, communication style, and vision are true examples of leadership in action.

Our leadership programme for all children in Year 7 and 8 continues to grow and develop. Year 7 learners will soon be preparing their letters to apply for Year 8 roles and responsibilities. It's wonderful to see the next generation of leaders emerging within our school, thanks to the opportunities they have from Reception onwards.

I hope you have a restful week ahead with your families, and I look forward to the next half of the term where we can celebrate achievements and enjoy (hopefully) some sunshine!

Warm wishes,

Miranda Norris