Hello and welcome back to a new term and a new year at New Bridge School. I hope you’ve all found some time over the summer to relax and enjoy a holiday in whatever way that might be. The pupils who attended our Holiday Club certainly enjoyed themselves, taking part in a wide range of activities from arts and crafts, swimming, baking, games and sports to trips out into the countryside, to parks and even Blackpool Zoo..
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On Wednesday we welcomed our pupils back into school. Our staff team were on hand to meet and greet the children as they arrived sporting crisp new uniforms and looking very smart indeed. One group of pupils in particular received a very special welcome and this was our Year 7 pupils. There was a brilliant mix of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty on their faces as they walked through the front door, excited to be starting a new school, anxious because everything is new and uncertain about where they should be going or what they should be doing.
In preparation, staff from each class team were there to meet the children on arrival, welcome them to their new form group and settle them in to their first day. That’s not to say the rest of our pupils weren’t also experiencing similar feelings on their first day back. Moving to a new year group, a new form group and a new timetable can also be an exciting but anxious and uncertain experience so our class teams across the rest of our year groups were equally there to welcome their new classes, deal with any questions and focus them on the year ahead.
Here’s to a brand new year with brand new achievements. See you next week.
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