Friday 11 May 2012
The pupils, staff and I were completely blown away by the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge. The stadium was fabulous, the competitors awesome!
The music system was great and the pupils sang and danced along, sometimes screaming with laughter at the lyrics, which they knew back-to-front!
The children absolutely loved it and their day was made by a Channel 4 camera team filming them cheering exuberantly for a forthcoming advert for the Paralympic Games!
To follow from that memorable day, this morning the full governing body and I went round the first floor 'extension' of The Avenue School which was very exciting to see. The School is part of a larger building which incorporates The Avenue Centre, and it is in to the latter that we are extending. The works will enable us to have two extra classes of pupils (16 in total plus staff). These are much needed places and will be no problem to fill as we have a long waiting list.
As well as the site visit, I spent the rest of the morning in Finance & Full Governing Body meetings.
As an aside, and going back to the Stadium, I was thrilled today to learn my friend Dave Luckett managed to get tickets to the men's 100m. I knew he was applying but never dreamt he'd succeed! I didn't apply for any tickets but am sure anyone who goes to the Paralympics or Olympics will have an absolutely wonderful time!