The autumn term ended with a Christmas assembly, a great opportunity for everyone in our little community to get together before the holidays. KS2 performed a nativity organised by Mrs Dooley and accompanied on the piano by Mrs Bastone. There was a brief moment when it looked like baby Jesus might not be there for his own birth but the students resolved this oversight efficiently during a carol! The story, the carols and the mince pies certainly got us all in the mood for Christmas!
Well done KS2 and to Jess who sang a solo and James, our current Head Boy, who played the piano. Mrs Wrightson gave out some awards for students who'd worked above and beyond expectation this term and then everyone enjoyed the homemade sausage rolls the children had baked alongside chocolate treats and tea and coffee. It was really heartwarming.
Earlier in the week KS4 acted in an abridged version Frankenstien. 'To a small audience of parents, pupils and staff, KS4 did a remarkable job of bringing Mary Shelley's classic to life and despite lots of nerves beforehand everyone gave a confident and assured performance,' said Mr Cotter. 'Every parent I spoke to after beamed about their child and about how much confidence performing has given them.'
Everyone in KS2 and above wore Christmas jumpers and went bowling for the end of term party, walking to the quay and back from school.
In Outdoor Ed we've been continuing to explore the new site and look forward to many happy hours there in 2020.
On behalf of all the staff at Magdalen Court School we'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas! Have a brilliant break and we'll see you on Monday 6th January for the new term.
Sadly Mrs Dooley is leaving at the end of this term as the long daily commute from Dartmoor is difficult especially in winter. We're grateful for the time she has been with us and wish her all the best in her new role, closer to home. Mrs Twelves will take over Oak Class, being an Advanced Early Years Specialist and we will be welcoming a new KS2 teacher, Mr Avery.