This has been a very significant week. Whilst the national news media have been full of stories about the decisions regarding schools reopening, here in school we have been busy on a number of fronts. Firstly, the centre-assessed grades for year 11 have been submitted to the exam boards this week. I have been so very impressed by the rigour and integrity shown by the year 11 teachers in reaching these professional judgements. We know how much these grades mean to students; we have felt the gravity of every decision. Secondly, we have been making preparations for welcoming our year 10 students into school for some contact time with their teachers before they themselves enter their final year. School will look very different to them; this is by no means a return to school as normal. Nonetheless, we can’t wait to welcome them in next week.
We continue to be thoroughly impressed by so much of the home learning that is being undertaken by students across all year groups. The examples included below, as well as the weekly #FlourishingAtFrogmore badge winners, show the excellence that is being achieved in challenging circumstances. We know it’s not easy at all for the students to be doing this at home, and parents are sometimes having to manage competing priorities. However, we want to let everyone know how delighted we are with the collective effort. Everyone is doing the best they can in their own circumstances, and this is all anyone can ask.
It is now clear that there will be no wider opening of the school before the summer. We are, of course, deeply saddened by this. However, the public health imperative must rightly remain at the heart of all decisions made. Please be assured that we will continue to do all we can to support our students and to plan carefully for their eventual return. It will be a truly joyous occasion when we can see the corridors bustling once more.
The performing arts department is looking to get everyone involved in a Flash Mob. Do check out the video below to get some inspiration…! We would love as many members of our school community to get involved and learn the dance ready to join in a virtual Flash Mob on 29th June.
I will keep it short this time. Mainly because I hope that you will read the beautiful letter from lockdown included below, written by one of our students. Its honesty and powerful closing image is simply perfect.
Chris Vaudin - Headteacher
Frogmore's Virtual Flashmob
One of the first things that came to mind when faced with distance was the creation of unity and connection.
With this in mind Frogmore would like to hold its very own virtual flashmob.
This will involve all students performing a piece of choreography simultaneously on Monday 29th June.
In preparation, staff have been working hard on their own rendition of the performance and would like to share this with you.
In order to rehearse and prepare for the performance, each section of the dance will be available on ShowMyHomeWork to learn and follow.
We may not be able to physically be in the same place but we can all come together at the same time!
We look forward to your participation as the Frogmore family comes together once more.
Excellent Examples Of Student Home Learning
Art Year 10
English Year 7
The importance of set design
I feel that truth and clarity aren’t in the forest or Athens because they aren’t in the story anywhere!!!
In preparation for their devised pieces, year 10 have been exploring the influences of different styles and theatre practitioners on the presentation of performance. This week they have been learning about physical theatre and have watched examples of professional theatre companies take on this style with their own creative approach.
In addition, we would like to congratulate Luke Lunn who also auditioned successfully for the National Youth Theatre. A great achievement to have two of our GCSE students exploring and developing their theatrical skills further in the industry.
Fundraising Achievement by a Student for Buddy, our Assistance Puppy
Rajan Preece decided to do kayaking for 26km over 2 days with an overall distance of 28.35km. His first day took 1 hour 58 mins and his second day 3 hours 11 mins.