Broadway Site open as usual tomorrow and a great day on Drury Lane at St Clement Danes School today
We actually had a whale of a time today in a beautiful school and of course, trying out an inner-city rooftop playground; a foretaste of joys we await with our own new-build! We were all impressed with their confidence, resilience and sense of adventure - well done all.
Thank you St Clement Danes CE Primary School for allowing us to take over your school - we are immensely grateful. Of course, to Mrs Abrahams, the headmistress, who when called in desperation last night came to the rescue. Not forgetting Chalfont Coaches who responded brilliantly to our need of eight coaches with such short notice. Apologies to the local residents of Covent Garden whose local Sainsbury's we almost cleared of bread as we frantically made up sandwiches and packed lunches for about 150 pupils. All in a day's work!
Pupils can come straight to class tomorrow morning and it would be great if parents dropped children at the gate. We have a third of the playground ready to use for one year group at a time and the churchyard will be be used once the fencing goes up too. The green wet-pour will be finished tomorrow and the blue wet-pour on Thursday. By Friday all shall be back to normal.
Thank you for your immense support today - all of the staff really appreciated it. You will be assured that we will exert full force in reclaiming all the additional staffing, transportation, food and compensation for the disruption - the London Diocesan Board for Schools are already working on our behalf.
Here's to a hugely exciting and, by God's grace, less stressful or frantic, term!
Very best wishes,