So long 2023!
I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting older or if the years are actually passing more quickly, but the fact that 2023 has nearly come to an end is pretty scary!
I think it’s fair to say that the MHS school community deserves their break. At the end of a busy, exciting and productive Autumn Term, our students have enjoyed some fun at social times this week in the form of ‘sponge the teacher’, the Year 8 ‘cardboard catwalk’, an amazing ‘Lunchtime Winter Wonderland’ and more to raise money for charity and the school prom.
Celebration assemblies have also taken place in which we gave out more badges than ever before to students whose efforts in subject areas, and their ambition to display the Marple Hall Spirit in their every day lives, were acknowledged and rewarded. At the time of writing there is still the highly anticipated staff panto (never letting a lack of talent get in our way!) to look forward to for the older year groups and the draws for the ‘Have Christmas on Us’ are just about to take place.
The highlight for me has got to be the Elements group in Year 7 and 8 who wrote and produced their version of “Peter Pan”. It was a privilege to watch them perform in front of an audience; all I can say is they were all absolutely fantastic!
This is community. This is us. Thank you to you all for being part of our community and for your support. We are looking forward to all that 2024 has in store for our school, but until then, on behalf on Marple Hall School, I wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!