Pre-Prep Newsletter - 22nd January 2021

Pre-Prep Newsletter - 22nd January 2021

‘The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.’ So said Robert Burns in his poem, ‘To a Mouse’ in 1786.  2020 and early 2021 have reminded us that whatever plans we humans have in place, some good, some may be less so, they can go awry and be trumped by a situation out of one’s control. May I take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your support and for the positive way you have all entered into this period. 

I would like to welcome all the new children that have joined the Mowden Hall family. They have settled remarkably well and quickly adapted to the new normal.

We have come to the end of the first full week of term and there is much to reflect on with pride and positivity. All of the staff have been hugely encouraged by the way the children have entered into school life this week, knuckling down to hard work, whether here at School, or at home. 

Lockdown doesn't really need any introduction – we have been here before and know what to expect. It's tough on us all for so many reasons. But there are things we can do, and areas we can focus on, to try and make the best of a pretty poor situation. Motivation will be tough until we get lighter evenings. But please be kind to yourselves, us teachers didn't become fabulous over night, we spend years on our craft becoming better and better, and still love learning new things! 

On Friday 29th January we will be finishing all homeschooling and Critical worker support, in line with the Prep School, at 2.00 pm. If this causes any difficulties for any families, do please get in touch. 

Kirsten Knight, Head of Pre-Prep