Head’s Blog – 15th November

We will remember them

We started our week by holding a Remembrance service. A poppy wreath was lay on the cross and we used a service provided by Father David from St. Michael’s and All Angels, Mitcheldean and a recording of the Last Post. Miss Cecil read FW Harvey’s “In Flanders”;

I’m homesick for my hills again –
My hills again!
To see above the Severn plain,
Unscabbarded against the sky,
The blue high blade of Cotswold lie;
The giant clouds go royally
By jagged Malvern with a train
Of shadows. Where the land is low
Like a huge imprisoning O
I hear a heart that’s sound and high,
I hear the heart within me cry:
‘I’m homesick for my hills again –
My hills again!
Cotswold or Malvern, sun or rain!
My hills again!’ 
Frederick William (FW) Harvey

Some people from the village joined us and some builders working nearby downed tools and observed. It was a very powerful and moving event and I was extremely proud that all of her children, even the Reception children stayed silent for the 2 minutes. We never want to forget those that fought and made the greatest sacrifice so that we can live the lives we do.

Filming at Clearwell!

We have welcomed a film crew into Clearwell to record Mrs Jenkins and Myfi listening to children read. Myfi is a therapy do who comes in every week and we know how lucky we are to have this happen at Clearwell and value their time. We hope that we get to see the finished article.

We received an email from the company who had commissioned the film:

‘I wanted to thank you again for your support of Haydns project. And also to thank Kirsty Tarry and the students and team at Clearwell School for taking part in the filming. It was really lovely to meet you and to see first hand the way the children interact with Myfi and enjoy reading to her.

I saw some of the footage and it is really lovely. Looking forward to seeing the film once Haydn has done the editing. It would be great to see how my company can potentially help Therapy Dogs Nationwide.”

Children in Need

Thank you to everyone who donated to Children in Need, we raised over £50, which is a record for us. We all dressed in our pyjamas and still managed to focus on learning all day!

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