COVID-19 BULLETIN - 25TH MARCH
I am delighted that, from an educational perspective, we are continuing to operate very successfully. We would like to thank all our pupils and their parents for embracing remote learning so enthusiastically. We have seen many examples of outstanding work completed at home and this reflects the huge pride that Rossall pupils take in everything that they do.
Spring has descended upon the School and the campus is looking particularly beautiful this morning. We will keep posting on our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout this period as we know that so many of you enjoy seeing images from Rossall. The goats have returned from their holiday and the rabbits are keeping the lawn in Graeme’s Garden trim. Obviously, we would prefer the School to be filled with the voices of young people but we are checking in remotely on a regular basis. Your child should hear from their tutor at least twice a week and we intend to phone and Skype families before the Easter break.
Our boarders are settling into the new routine superbly well and the excitement of last weekend has now passed. We await further details about public examinations but we are busy preparing for a very full Summer Term which will include internal assessments for all year groups. It is important that we maintain momentum throughout the coming weeks so as to ensure that our children are well-placed for a seamless return to School, or transition to university.
We would like Rossallians to share with us examples of their creativity and Dina Porovic and Margaret Young have created a Google Classroom which all pupils will have access to, entitled ‘Rossall Performs!’ The Classroom will allow children to upload short video clips or images of themselves :
- Reading poetry
- Playing a musical instrument
- Shooting short Films
- Performing drama pieces
- Works of art (drawings, paintings, sculptures etc.)
Each week, our favourite pieces will be shown and discussed on a Facebook Live Session – more details to follow.
Live and Online: Friday 27th March 2020, 13:00 GMT
Don’t forget to tune in to my live broadcast on Friday 27th March 2020 at 13:00 GMT to have your questions answered. Last week’s ‘Live and Online’ was viewed by over 200 members of our community, with a number of questions posed before and posted during this live session. We received great feedback from parents both in the UK and Internationally, commenting how useful and reassuring it was.
New Saturday Morning Rossall Kitchen
The new show hosted by Fiona Quartermain will commence this Saturday and you will be able to tune in live on Facebook. There will be interviews, cook-offs and culinary mayhem.
As always, we remain here for you and do please contact us directly if you have any questions about our new routines. Similarly, if we can be of any help in any other way then please do let us know.
All best wishes,