Weekly Bulletin 07/02/2020

A Message from Mrs Knox

The School looked gorgeous this morning as we welcomed over 70 visitors to our Open Morning. Our Head Boy, James and Head Girl, Minnie spoke beautifully about what makes the School so special and how much they have enjoyed their time here. All visiting parents were most complimentary about the Year 11 tour guides who were enthusiastic and animated throughout. According to one pupil, the parents were given the “deluxe” tour today! I would like to acknowledge all Duke of Kent School staff, the PADoK team and Governors as everyone was involved in some way today. We are all very proud of our School and that shone through.

Mrs Knox

The French Exchange

Proud does not begin to cover how I feel towards the nine pioneering Year 9s and 10s (Reuben D, Ben D, Issy F, Molly G, Ben H-F, Lucy M, Layla S, Lily W-D and Aoife W) who embarked on Duke of Kent School’s first ever French Exchange last week. Going to stay with a family you have never met before, who don’t speak your first language and who come from a different culture is a gargantuan challenge, to which every single one of them rose.

The nerves were palpable as we arrived at Meaux station, but the warmth with which the French hosts from Lycée Bossuet greeted their English partners instantly reassured Mr Macdonald and me and made our students feel so welcome. All of them were shown the most extraordinary hospitality over the first weekend, being taken shopping for food they like, going to the cinema, being given a tour of Paris by night and even going to Disneyland!!! Everyone was bursting with stories when they were reunited at French school on Monday morning. Our pupils were put to work in English lessons and enjoyed the buzz of a French lycée, as well as the independence of being in a town school where they could pop to the café with their new-found friends at the end of the day; a real novelty which Peaslake Village Stores just can’t quite equal! 

On Tuesday, we had a chilly wait in the queue for Versailles, but the famous Hall of Mirrors was definitely worth the wait. Packed lunches were compared to see “whose host family loved them the most”! School finishes early on Wednesdays in France, and the French students had an exam in the morning so we were treated to breakfast at school before a viewing of a French film, “Les Visiteurs”, which entertained us all greatly. We then enjoyed a mooch around Meaux together before returning to school at lunch time and enjoying a well-earned rest in the afternoon (or going shopping in some cases!). On Thursday, we headed into a rather rainy Paris and visited Notre Dame, learning about the effects of the fire and how the building is being reconstructed…or eating crêpes, pains au chocolat and ice-cream as if they were going out of fashion, depending on particular areas of interest! Fortuitously, the rain stopped just in time for our bike tour of Paris with our fun and knowledgeable guide, Johnny. We visited the Eiffel Tower, École Militaire, Bastille, Grand Palais, Pont Alexandre III and Louvre on two wheels, learning some fascinating history and anecdotes along the way. Our pupils asked some great questions and really engaged with the experience. 

Our last day arrived all too quickly, with several of the students saying they wished they could stay! After fond farewells at school, the history teacher from the Lycée Bossuet gave us a fascinating guided tour of Meaux and made us notice things we never would have, like the Roman roads and a tiny marksman carved into one of the cathedral pillars by a disgruntled worker some time in the 12th or 13th century! Our guide seemed to know everyone in the town from the shopkeepers to the mayor, and so we were privileged to be given VIP access to the town hall, where we were shown birth records from the 15th century by the archivist. Reuben wondered if Madame Fellous might be in there…! After a final trip to the fromagerie and pâtisserie, we made our way home to be met by well-deserved cheers at Dorking Deepdene station!

Naturally, as a French teacher, I was euphorically happy to hear Ben D proclaim, “What’s weird is, I can really feel my French getting better” halfway through the week and, at the end, Ben H-F declaring, “I feel like now, if I were plonked in the middle of France, I would be able to cope”, as well as accidental little French expressions slipping out on the train on the way home, but language proficiency is far from being the only thing the children learnt last week. These nine students have overcome paralysing nerves, matured and grown socially, learnt to overcome challenges, to embrace new cultures and experiences, manage themselves independently and communicate effectively. Please do ask the students about their experiences; I am sure they will be glad to share them with you. We are looking forward to welcoming 20 French students and two teachers from the Lycée Bossuet in March and many thanks in advance to the various host families, and Mrs Knox for hosting the teachers. Last, but not least, THANK YOU to Mr Macdonald for his calm, warm and unfailingly good-natured support throughout the week.

Miss Francis

SATRO Problem Solving Challenge

Another very successful SATRO Problem Solving Competition. On Wednesday 5th we took two teams to Tomlinscote School to take part in the SATRO Problem Solving Challenge. Well done to Freddie B, Casper C, Zoe L, Josh McG, Iris R and Will W form Year 9 and to Milly B, Arthur B, Tom S, Zara H, Alice S and Oisin W who collectively came first in their heats in the Competition. We now go to the final on 26th March at ACS Cobham International School. Due to other heats still taking place I am unable to tell you what the students did, however they were exceptional. During the course of the event, a judge approached me and complimented us on how both teams produced detailed designs, then split themselves into smaller units to construct individual parts of the project that came together as one well thought out solution.

Mr Usher

Careers Assembly

On Monday morning, Duke of Kent School had a special guest speaker for assembly on football refereeing, Tim Robinson.  He came in and talk to us about his career and how key skills gained in refereeing can link to our every day life. Tim is currently a level 1 select group 2 referee who officiates in the Championship and recently officiated his first Premier League game. Tim is also a VAR referee in the Premier League and has been the VAR official in several Premier League games this season. A very intriguing assembly in which all the pupils and staff members thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to Tim for having taken time out of his busy schedule and for his brilliant presentation.

Mr Cabanes

Last Friday Mrs Simpson delivered an assembly to our senior students about what it is to be a vet.  Mrs Simpson works now part time at Rowly House Vets in Cranleigh but explained to us all about her journey from University of Bristol to Cornwall to Royal Veterinary School (London) through breaks for travelling and family to Head vet.

She described a typical day and the types of appointments that she would see in a normal week. She also described the best bits and the worst bits. Interestingly, one of the worst bits being dealing with the general public and dealing with social media!

To become a vet you will need A’levels in Biology and Chemistry plus lots of practical experience working with different types of animals in different situations. Once you have finished your degree you are almost guaranteed a well-paid job as vets are in short supply currently.

If this interests you please feel free to discuss this or other career interest with your Head of Careers (Mrs LaCroix).

Mrs LaCroix

Sports Performers of the Week

Elliot S: Well done to Elliot for his amazing tackling in the rugby game against Belmont School. Elliot showed brilliant determination and a good tackling technique proved to cause the opposition several problems in attack. Amazing work Elliot and keep up the good work!

Ben Ely: Well done to Ben E for his brilliant hockey performance in the match on Wednesday. Fantastic dribbling and a good overall performance in midfield proved to be a great asset to the team. Good passing and intelligent play to drop back and defend when out of possession caused the opposition problems during the game. Congratulations Ben, keep up the good work.

The U11 and U10 Girls Netball Teams: For playing an excellent 'high 5' netball matches on Wednesday afternoon. The girls played extremely well in all positions to get a great win for their teams! Well done to everyone who played and making it a great afternoon of matches!

The U14 B Netball Team: Well done for a fantastic afternoon on Tuesday where the U14 B team won their 'high 5' netball match against St Edmund's. The girls played fantastically scoring lots of goals and working well as a team to come out with a win! Well done girls!

The PE Department

A Few Match Reports from This Week

Cross Country: ISA London South Regional Senior Event

Last Friday we were very privileged to host the ISA London South regional cross country meeting. This event attracted schools from the coast up to areas of London. The meeting is a qualifying event for the National Championships which will this year be held at Worksop in March. The top ten runners from each race will represent London South at this event.

The course provided a real challenge for all of the runners and the wet conditions made keeping a good pace quite difficult. However, the standard of running, sheer determination and effort from the competitors was amazing to witness.

Duke of Kent School entered all of the events and each pupil worked very hard to make the top ten. Extremely well done to all who took part and particular congratulations go to our medalists and national finalists:

Year 7 & 8
Girls
Year 7 & 8
Boys
Year 9 & 10 GirlsYear 9 & 10 BoysYear 11-13 Girls Year 9-11
Boys
Emily B 2ndTom H 1stCeline C 4thTom S 5thMinnie C 1stHarry B 3rd
Violetta P 3rdRufus B 6thHannah S 6thArthur B 6thIzzy P 2ndJames C 4th

Luca H 7thZoe L 7thJonathan H 9thjasmine B 3rdSam I 5th

Alex S 9thEva M 8thFynn W 10th
Ben P 6th

Jack B 10thKora W 10th


Mr Herbert

Netball: U16 v. St Edmund's

On Tuesday our U16's played St. Edmund's at home.  There were some very strong players from St. Edmund's and they managed to get their eye in with their shooting straight away and managed to get a 5-3 lead in the first quarter.  The girls' had a team talk and had a focus of driving onto the ball and moving towards the ball to avoid the over head passes.  Minnie C and Sophie D worked well together working like a clock driving forwards but keeping the post manned ready the ball coming in and putting up a shot. By hlaf time the score 14-9 to St. Edmund's.  Jasmine B and Izzy P worked hard in the third quarter going for every tip, interception and block that they could and were always on the edge of the goal third as an option to the attackers. Fleur B and Josie M worked will in attack and managed to keep bringing the ball down the court to try and get a goal. In the final quarter the score started at 20-16 to St. Edmund's but Duke of Kent School were determined and focused and every player on the court worked to the full potential and managed to take the lead and finish the game with a fantastic 24-22 win. Well done to the whole team.

Miss Vernon

Netball: U15 B v. St. Edmund's

On Tuesday, the U15 B's made their way to St Edmund's for a fairly chilly netball match. Blaming the cold hands, the girls had a slightly slower start than the opposition, who were quick off the block and ahead of us after the first quarter by two goals. However, now they had got their blood flowing, we found our rhythm and some delightful teamwork ensued. Daisy M and Eva P settled into their shooting, finding the net from all around the semi circle and we managed to sneak ahead 11-9 by half time. The third quarter remain close, with both teams fighting hard for every ball. Saffron H-C proved you do not need to be taller than your opponent to defend, making some fantastic leaps and interceptions to deny them shots on goal, and Lily W-C got ahead of her opponent on numerous occasions to cut out a pass. This strong defending kept us two goals ahead with the third quarter finishing 18-16. All the girls were starting to tire in the final quarter (or, in the case of Zara H, looking forward to teas.) However, Daisy K and Zara H kept up their relentless running and dodging to provide options to bring the ball down the pitch to our shooters, and when Laura A wasn't making friends with her opponents, she produced some fine interceptions and really made a difference to to the game. The final score was a fair 23-23 and it was lovely to hear the St Edmund's umpire echo my thoughts and comment on what a lovely game it was and how all the girls played with such good sportsmanship. Well done all!

Mrs Vermeulen

Netball: U14 B v. St. Edmund's

On the 4th of February the under 14 B’s played against St Edmund's. It was a tough game with very strong teams. Our girls played exceptionally well and managed to win 11-6. Emily B was a strong team captain, and the girl of the game; she was playing goalkeeper. Iris R and Lucy M were our shooters and managed to secure the win. Emma B and Emma M rotated in a centre position and aided the team brilliantly. The team also had help from the under 14 A’s who included Hannah S, Celine C and Zoë L. We would like to thank Miss Vickers from supporting the team.

Emily B, Year 9

Netball: U14 A v. St Edmund's

On Tuesday afternoon, the Year 9s were in great spirits and raring to go for their netball match against St Edmund's. Izzy B was back in GS after her ankle injury and so she encouraged the team to make a good start to the match. It began with end to end play with both teams showing their skills in mid court. The score was 9-6 to the Duke of Kent School U14A team after the first quarter. The girls had an animated and inspirational team talk as they begun to come up with some tactics to help them extend their lead. Well - the tactics worked a dream! Somehow, Duke of Kent School managed to extend their lead to 23-11 after the second quarter! A wonderful team effort, the girls then had a go at mixing their positions around and managed to maintain their strong lead. A great win for the U14 A and a wonderful example of effective team work, communication and tactics! Well done girls.

Miss Vickers

Hockey: U13 & U12 v. Pennthorpe 

On Wednesday afternoon, the U13 and U12 girls welcomed Pennthorpe to the Wilson's Pitch for a game of hockey. Both teams warmed up well and the goalies prepared with the team firing shots at them, both Pippa S and Natasha B played brilliantly in goal! The U13s played really well, they managed to link up their passes beautifully and the highlight was an EPIC goal from Poppy K as she blasted the ball into the top right corner of the goal! The team showed excellent effort throughout the match and said the match went too fast! The score finished 3-1 to Pennthorpe. Meanwhile, the U12 team were working equally hard on the other half of the pitch, the team started brilliantly with a break away goal from Alex K putting the team in the lead! Pennthorpe came back strong and with an injury to one of the Duke of Kent School players, the girls struggled to keep up the pace with no sub option. Well done to all the girls involved for demonstrating a wonderfully positive attitude towards the game and showing excellent behaviour throughout the afternoon.

Miss Vickers

Netball: U11 A v. Pennthorpe

With the promise of some of some winter sunshine the U11s headed down to Pennthorpe School full of excitement for their second netball match of the year. The team stated off very competitively from the start with some fabulous passes down the court, enabling Saiorse W to easily pop two goals in the net. The girls continued into the second quarter with the super attacking play continuing with a great goal from Jess I and super shot from Isla B - right from the edge of the circle! After half time it was Emma F's turn to score a goal and we also conceded one from Pennthorpe. The final quarter saw two new goals scorerers: Daisy R and Belles H with some super defensive play from Emma and Jess. The girls played so well together as a team and they all had a go at trying out some new positions. Well done all!

Miss Shelton

Netball: U11 B v. Pennthorpe

The U11's B team played their best game yet against Penthorpe, with Edie H, Lucy P and Rose S scoring three impressive goals to win their first match of the academic year! The girls showed real determination and improved upon their game every quarter. Eva P-R ability to find space around the court was impressive. Edie H was chosen as Girl of the Game by the opposing team. A huge congratulations to them all.

Miss Higman

Rugby: U15/16 v. Box Hill School

The U15/16s travelled to Box Hill on Tuesday to test their skills in 7-a-side games. It was tough going at the start with Fred V having to make some saves but Duke of Kent School started to settle into the match. James C and Matthew C both tested the opposition keeper who stood up to the challenge. Unfortunately the result didn't go our way but from the start of the match to the end the boys showed good determination throughout and an improvement in their skills.

Mr Green

Hockey: U13 v. Box Hill School

Against a very well drilled Box Hill side, Duke of Kent School's U13's acquitted themselves superbly from the outset. Despite not having a great deal of possession in the first half, the boys played very much as a team, retaining their discipline and shape to make the opposition work hard for their goals. Trailing 0-5 at the break, they could easily have allowed their heads and enthusiasm to drop, but to their credit they applied themselves with renewed energy at the start of the second half. With Ozzie H, Ben E and Toby C standing tall and tackling tenaciously in defence, and Kai G growing in confidence with every save, Harry A, Will P and Max K were able to put together some excellent fluid passing moves to turn defence into attack. Whilst the excellent Box Hill keeper denied Charlie N's goal-bound efforts on numerous occasions, the boys' perseverance was eventually rewarded with a flurry of three hard-earned goals. The final 3-6 scoreline was a fair reflection of our guests' superior skills, but the Duke of Kent School boys matched their opponents in effort and desire at every stage of the match and should feel very proud of their contribution to a great game. Well done, boys - much progress made!

Mr Wright

Rugby: U12 v. Cottesmore

On Wednesday the U12s Rugby team travelled to Cottesmore in high spirits. Luca H led the team well on the pitch was some brilliant tackling and aggresive running with the ball. This was backed up well by good rucking and strong tackling from Casper C and Rufus B. Duke of Kent School battled well throughout the match but unforunately Cottesmore were too strong in the end. The boys involved should be pleased with their performance as they have shown great development from last year with all getting involved. Try scorers: Felix R, Luca H and Rufus B.

Mr Green

Rugby: U11 v Cottesmore

Ok, let's get the score out of the way - Cottesmore 65 : Duke of Kent 5. However, this did not tell the story of the match.

Before the game the boys were enthusiastic and buzzing to get out and play - discussing kicking tactics and getting down in the mud to perfect their rucking. In the briefing before the game, they were told that kicking would not be part of the game to allow the game to flow more, disappointed, the team’s heads did not go down, they wanted to start! There were smiles left, right and centre from the boys, even as Cottesmore’s lead increased - the U11s were enjoying their rugby, geeing each other along and talking tactics to ensure they could get some points on the board.

After half time Cottesmore scored their tenth try without reply - this is normally the time when the referee might call time on the game and the coach came and asked me if we should stop - I said I would ask the boys. The response that came made me prouder than ever to be a teacher at Duke of Kent School - ‘Why would we want to stop playing sir - we need to improve and get better and we can’t to that if we stop.’ ‘Yeah sir, we’re doing alright’ ‘Yeah, this is the best match I’ve played in!’. The attitude, aptitude and effort from every one of the team was exceptional from the first kick to the final whistle. And after the brief pause to see if they wanted to continue…Cottesmore kicked the ball, Oscar H caught it, jinked left, jinked right, beat one man, beat two, sprinted 40 yards and scored the try of the game. The elation and joy from the whole team was infectious and put the boys, and myself, in an even better mood! The best loss ever!

Mr Southee

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School Reminders

Whole School Reminders

Friday 14th February:

Half Term begins - 4:45 

Activities and Prep running as usual

After School buses departing as normal

Tuesday 11th February:

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February:

UN Children's Festival at Greenfield School

Wednesday 12th February:

Sir Anthony Seldon presentation to parents 19:00 - 21:00

Thursday 13th February:

GCSE Year 10 drama workshop / performance 18:00 - 19:15

Senior School Reminders

Monday 10th February:

Year 9 Boys and Girls FSB and MenACWY immunisations

Wednesday 12th February:

Years 10 & 11 GCSE music trip to London

Thursday 13th February:

Years 8 & 9 Careers Event

Prep School Reminder

Friday 14th February:

Prep School disco 14:30 - 15:30

The Spirit of The London Marathon Award

Among those praised at the launch event were the 10 Ever Presents who have run every London Marathon, including the oldest member Ken Jones, 86, from Strabane, Northern Ireland, who told the audience: “It’s a great privilege to be here with all these runners and all my friends.”

The youngest, Chris Finill (our bursar), 61, from Cranleigh in Surrey, will attempt to break three hours again this year which would mean he has run under three hours in marathons in six different decades.

“I’ll give it my best shot,” said Mr Finill who has run 37 of his 39 London Marathons under three hours.

Mr Brasher earlier presented all the Ever Presents with Spirit of the London Marathon medals.

A medal was also given to British Transport Police officer Leon McLeod who gave lifesaving treatment to victims at the scene of the 2017 terror attacks in London Bridge after he was one of the first responders.

He ran the London Marathon last year and raised thousands of pounds for the PTSD999 charity which helped him to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.

BBC broadcaster Sophie Raworth, who hosted the event at the bridge which marks the race’s halfway point, said the London Marathon has changed her life.

Press Release from the Awards

Year 8 - STEM Problem Solving Challenge

Year 8 students have just completed a series of STEM problem solving challenges within their Design and Technology lessons. These have included working as a team to produce a buggy that would travel as far as possible from a static start where to set the buggy in motion, they were only permitted to release it. Also they produced a wind powered hoist that had to lift the greatest weight. The winning design incorporated a pulley system to aid in the lifting of the weights

Joint runners up:

  • Amber C, Abby C, Maddie I, Sophie S and Hannah A, Imogen C, Jasmine K, Poppy K.

Winners:

  • Harley B, Tom H, Alanna H, Tilly C

Fantastic teamwork from all who took part.

Mr Usher

Year 9 History

Year 9 have been working on individual WW1 and WW2 History projects of late. This has supported their wider learning about the causes, events and consequences of these hugely significant events and has also given students the chance to study topics of particular interest and poignancy for them. I have been delighted with their initiative and resulting success in their research and share some of the results here. Women in wartime, food, the Blitz and prisoners-of-war (including the man who rediscovered his secret radio in its hiding place 62 years later) were some of the featured topics. Family highlights included Kora W’s discovery her great-grandmother had to make her own way to hospital, during an air-raid in blacked-out London, in time for her daughter (Kora’s Grandma) to be born. Amelie W-B and Charlie K shared harrowing stories regarding the fate of some of their their Jewish forbears while Zoe L revealed her great uncle had taken part in the famous ‘midget submarine’ attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz, while her Great-Grandad survived being sunk three times. Emma M’s great aunt (Celia L Jones) wrote a book about her wartime experiences while Caspar C recalled the exploits of Danish resistance forces. WW1 projects included the icing of original flags on very popular biscuits, medical research, trench models and model aircraft not a lot smaller than the originals.....

Well done to them all. 

Mr Lodge

Community Endeavor Badges

As part of their Community Endeavour badge, Arthur D-K and Jamie C organised a Prep School Litter Pic House Challenge. This morning, the sun was shining and all Houses ran around the school grounds collecting as much rubbish as they could find. The results were as follows; 1st place Hilary (100 points), 2nd Whittle (75 points , 3rd Armstrong (50 points) and 4th Chichester (25 points).

Miss Higman

Year 9 Immunisations Reminder

A final reminder for all year 9 students due for Immunisations at school on Monday, to please wear a short sleeved shirt/blouse or games top that morning.

Coronavirus Update

Most of you will be aware that the latest data (at the time of writing) shows that we now have 3 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK, all currently in quarantine and undergoing treatment. Whilst this may be worrying some of you, please be assured that according to the government the "risk to individuals remains low". (Do please also be aware that many of those diagnosed with this virus, are surviving it).

Please be aware however, that government advice has changed as of 6th February to the following:

"Based on the scientific advice of SAGE the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

If we have any school community members whom this applies to, please can you notify me as soon as possible. (csarjant@dokschool.org)

The government offers the following sensible advice which I would recommend you all read and follow:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

The School continues to monitor the situation in line with Government advice.

Mrs Sarjant

Help the Animals

In stark contrast to the rain we have experienced in the Surrey Hills over the last month, we have looked on in helpless desperation at the news of wildfires sweeping areas of Australia this winter. The fires have had a devastating effect on the natural habitat that this part of the world is famous for, and has heavily impacted the wildlife it supports.

One way in which the Duke of Kent School community has found to help is through knitting! A small but dedicated band of needle wielding nature lovers have been knitting nests for displaced birds, sewing joey pouches for baby kangaroos and making blanket wraps for young bats. Anyone else in our community who has the skills, time and would like to join in with this effort, are welcome to get involved by following the patterns in this link.

https://www.silketouchquilting.com/wildlife-care-sewing-patterns/

Mrs Macauley

Stars of the Week

Nursery: Scarlett S for displaying excellent concentration, care and persistence during a task.

Reception: Norah C for a much improved attitude to work with her independent writing.

Year 1: Olivia W for focusing on neat and accurate work, plus remembering to include time connections in her work.

Sam P-R for continuing his positive attitude and writing a wonderful description.

Year 2: Mac Y for improved focus and independence in lessons.

Mr Wright

Performing Arts News

The 'Norway Choir' are busy preparing for their trip to Oslo at the end of the term. It's looking lilke a fantastic itinerary with three concerts and a collaboration with a local youth choir on the cards. Can I please ask anyone who has not yet done so to return the medical form to the Front Office - thank you.

The ticket sales for our annual GLive! concert (11th March) are strong but we still have some tickets left. These may well sell out so grab yours while you still can. Email bookings@dokschool.org to reserve yours. Please don't buy direct through the Glive! box office as we will not receive our commission!

And finally our Year 10 GCSE Drama students will be showcasing some of their work next Thursday at 18.00 in the PA Hall - do please come along if you want to watch some scenes from one of their set works - 'The Crucible'.

Mr Rye

This coming Tuesday (11th) marks International Safer Internet Day 2020, where schools and homes across the globe can come together with the common cause of promoting online safety and tech positivity. Every year there is a central theme to the day and this year the theme is "Together for a better Internet", but in the UK there is a particular emphasis on identity and how we behave and act online.

At school we will be looking at Safer Internet Day as a school and in form times, but there is also plenty to do at home. On the Safer Internet website there are lots of links to resources and activities that you can do as a family in promotion of Safer Internet Day.

Here are some links:

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2020

Thanks for reading!

Mr Win-Pe

Pause for Thought

I have been reminded this week of the importance of giving ourselves permission to stop and rest. It is all too easy to rush from one important job to another believing that things will fall apart if we don't.

If it helps, I give you (and me!) permission this weekend to stop, pause and rest. Not to feel guilty, not because you've 'earnt' it but because you need it.

Enjoy!

With every blessing

Rev'd Kia

PADoK News

PADoK Quiz Night

Our next big event will be the PADoK Annual Quiz Night. Start putting your teams together of no more than 8 and we shall battle for the PADoK Quiz Night Trophy. PADoK Quiz Night will be on Friday 20th March at 8pm in Old Hall.

Book Club

Thursday 5th March 8pm

Please note that book club will now be taking place at the Hurtwood Inn in Peaslake.

PADoK Walks

This terms walks will be on:

Friday 14th February

Friday 6th March

Mrs Trotman