We hope you and your families are safe and well. Thank you all for handling the current situation so well, so many of you have shown great resilience and determination in your work. We would like to send my congratulations to
those of you that have earned committed learner awards, you have been fantastic! If you haven't earned an award yet, try to put that extra effort into your work and keep trying your best. We have loved hearing about what you have been up to at home, and it seems we have some aspiring cooks and bakers amongst us! If you cook something particularly scrumptious, please email a picture, we would love to see your creations!
When speaking to your families, so many have mentioned how well you are adapting to the current situation. We would like to urge you to continue looking after your physical and mental wellbeing. Some of you have been looking after your mental health by keeping a routine, or doing creative activities such as drawing. Miss Gooda has been going for a walk or run every
day (even when it rained) to enjoy the fresh air and keep her mind clear. Our challenge to you, Year 7, is to go for a walk somewhere new, but, try this without any headphones in! There have been many positive impacts of the country staying at home; global emissions have decreased, the environment is cleaner and more wildlife has returned, meaning there are more birds singing songs. On your walk, listen to the birdsong and take a moment to appreciate how truly blessed we are to have our George Dixon family and all those close to us.
We look forward to a time when we can welcome you back to the academy, until then, cherish the extra time you are able to spend with your family and continue working hard.
Miss Gooda and Mrs Small