With just over 9 months until we depart both pupils and staff are realising that time is passing by very quickly!

The girls have been busy fund-raising during the summer and are now two thirds of the way through the payment schedule. The final one is due next April so there is still lots of work to be done. Unfortunately Miss Waddams has had to withdraw but we are very fortunate that Miss Neale has stepped up as her replacement to accompany team 2, alongside Miss Collett.

Grace Burton and Amy Kenningham in 9C were runners up in the Outlook
competition, as a result of their sustained and imaginative fund-raising activities. They have produced a fantastic and very amusing calendar for sale at £9.99 which depicts several staff members in various disguises. Please do contact Mrs Parfitt or the school reception if you would like to purchase one. They and several others also have slots booked at Waitrose to pack shopping bags over the Christmas period to raise further funds.

There will be a pupil and parents meeting with the Outlook leaders in January as well as an expedition training weekend in April in the New Forest. Details of these will be available shortly

Mrs Parfitt—Expedition Leader