26 Oct

The half term icy blast

At the end of an eight week half term we can all (staff and pupils) just about muster enough energy to say thank you. Many of us will want to thank our pupils or our teachers and our friends and colleagues for the work undertaken this half term. We will want to say thank you for the support that we have given each other and the progress we have individually and collectively made. We can all go into the half term break knowing that it’s been a job well done. Can I just say thank you too. Thank you for your commitment to Oakwood High School throughout this long half term.

There will be something of an arctic blast hitting our region in the coming days. This is will be a stark reminder that winter is on its way. We see the clocks go back this Saturday night; a further indication that we are in late autumn.

The winter months bring pleasures of their own. We tend to want to hunker down and spend time wrapped up. The pace of life seems to slow. We that’s in the real world –anyway. In Oakwood world we know that we cannot afford to slacken the pace or hunker down. We know that the work undertaken this half term must act as the springboard or launch pad to further success. That can wait until next half term. For now we can enjoy any time we get away from school or school work. Take some time rest up, make some time for the family and enjoy the winter winds.

To cheer us on our way? From this year’s Edinburgh festival

“Working at the Job centre has to be a tense job – knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day” Adam Rowe

“I had a job drilling holes for water – it was well boring” Leo Kearse

“I took out a loan to pay for an exorcism. If I don’t pay it back, I’m
 going to get repossessed” Olaf Falafel

“What do colour blind people do when they are told to eat their greens?” Flo and Joan

“I’ve got a new job collecting all the jumpers left in the park at the weekends, but it’s not easy. They keep moving the goalposts” Darren Walsh

“I lost a friend after we had an argument about the Tardis. I thought it was a little thing, but it seemed much bigger once we got into it” Adele Cliff

“Why are they calling it Brexit and not The Great British Break Off?” Alex Edelman