Not easy. Really not easy. I loved the first ISA National Triathlon such spirit from our team, likewise the first Lulworth Residential was truly memorable for the collective experience.
Those Adventure School expeditions scaling Leith Hill stand out not just for a complete curriculum experience (Science, Maths, English, Computing, Geography) but also for those wonderful attributes of resilience and perseverance. The bikepacking trip was also an adventure close to my heart.
I agree with the Art Exhibition choice and Mr. Stevenson's lungs lesson. The Rose Theatre was also quite exceptional.
The editions featuring Remembrance assemblies I find are among the most moving. I do recall retreating into a quiet corner of the church during the D-Day Commemoration Assembly.
Who can forget meeting Derek Redmond? Now I think of it, I don’t think those responsible for the welcome back banners from that first triathlon realise how much it meant to me and the team.
How about the untold story of Edition 90?
Driving back from a Hockey Festival, children enjoying their conversations. Messrs Bond and Papps in the driving seat, reliving their youth - Radiohead playing on the minibus radio. How Mr Papps then weaved each song title from the album in to his contribution to the Deerstalker that day was pure 'Papps.' Although he did upset Mr Sims by suggesting he delivered just an 'OK Computer' lesson, his mood not helped by us both consequently dissolving into laughter. Judge for yourselves -
Tapping away on my iPad perched precariously on a Berlin Flughafen chair completing edition 83 captured my imagination. Perfect use of technology, rather appropriate that I had just attended an Apple Distinguished Schools conference.
However, as per the rules that I have undemocratically imposed on those “volunteered” to contribute to this 100th edition, I can only choose one. Each edition has its own story and as 'editor' I can honestly say that I have enjoyed constructing each one.
Now that I have waffled on and procrastinated here is my choice.
I really, really enjoyed choosing images for Edition 87. A year in the life of a fabulous school and family.