Students have been busy fundraising as the final payment is made in just over 3 months time. Several from team 1 worked extremely hard in Waitrose Richmond during December, packing bags at the till points and in return receiving generous donations from Christmas shoppers; Grace Burton and Amy Kenningham sold almost a hundred staff calendars which were very innovative as well as being useful for the year ahead. Jasmine Hunt and Olivia Sealy hosted a very successful movie night for the Prep pupils and we are very grateful to those staff who stayed behind to supervise the event. On Friday 26 January Grace is organising an Abba concert as well as a social evening for parents. Isabelle Philips is currently planning an Easter craft session for the Prep Department.

On Sunday 21 January we are in school for the day to meet our Outlook team leaders as well as the chance for parents to learn more about the expedition. This will be followed by a training weekend in the New Forest in April. Time is passing by very quickly now and and the excitement is definitely building amongst staff as well as pupils !

Sue Parfitt—Expedition leader