Issue 42 | Autumn 2020
News from Bablake Junior and Pre Prep School
A Mark in History
here is no doubt that Covid-19 has made its mark on history and on a generation of young people that will forever remember its impact.
During a period when terms such as lockdown, bubbles, remote learning, and face masks dominate our conversations and anxiety fills the atmosphere, the strength and resilience of our school community shines brightly. Our pupils found their rhythm within the first month of returning to school from a long period of isolation, deprived from the normality of the classroom and friendships. It was fabulous to hear the enthusiastic voices and feel the energy return to our school buildings once again. Co-operation, responsibility, and ownership resonated in the determined approach of our pupils and staff to steer us through these unprecedented times.
During the term we have aspired to re-establish a sense of purpose and belonging amongst our pupils. A focus on the wellbeing of our pupils and staff is the underlying thread that has kept the spirit of positivity in the daily activities of our school. Our Wellbeing Day, led by the Junior School staff, showcased strategies and fun activities centered on mindfulness, which emphasised a greater awareness of the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing. It has been impressive to bear witness to the simple acts of kindness shown by our pupils. These special moments are what make it such a privilege to be part of the Bablake family. Christmas has finally arrived, the perfect time to reunite with family and friends. From everyone here at Bablake Junior School we wish you a Merry Christmas. Mr Lorrian Holder Headmaster
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