We are delighted that all of our Junior School pupils are now back in class with their teachers and friends enjoying the benefits of face-to-face learning.
On 15 March, there was a real sense of excitement in the playground as the Primary 4-7 pupils arrived, some seeing friends for the first time since before Christmas. The return of our Upper Primary pupils meant that the Junior School was full and back to life once more, as they joined Preschool to Primary 3-3, who had returned on 8 March.
Head of Junior School, George Salmond, said: “The heartbeat of our school returned after nine weeks away. Seeing and hearing all of the pupils back in class, in the playground and on the sports fields last week was such a joy.
“Pupils enjoyed excellent social and learning opportunities and the sun shone, both literally and metaphorically. We are all so glad to be back in school altogether.”
In the first days back, our pupils looked delighted to be working in groups and collaborating with classmates, socialising at break times, and even enjoying the sun whilst in Maths lessons outside.
Our class teachers were also delighted to be back for face-to-face teaching in the classroom.
Today, to mark one year since the start of the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, our Junior School House Captains, along with our Principal and Head of Junior School, observed a minute's silence. Our Senior School also held a Minute of Reflection.