As we embark on the excitement that is the Christmas Holidays I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone associated with Norbury Hall for another brilliant year. Our learners continue to show us their talents and skills and surprise us with their ever growing resilience as they tackle the challenges set before them in their learning experiences.
The last fortnight has been a buzz of energy with concerts, performances, Christmas customs and learning challenges. Norbury Hall has been a host for festivities and the corridors have been filled with hearty laughter as well as poignant moments of reflection as we consider the key players of the Christmas Truce as part of our ‘Think of a Number 100’ theme.
Last Thursday we said Goodbye to Mrs Wild after another fantastic (although terribly acted) pantomime for the children. The staff excelled at being bad and as well as fluffing their lines they managed to say goodbye to Mrs Wild in style accompanied by some lovely singing from the children. I am sure Mrs Wild will go on to achieve many great things at her new school and although we will miss her we know she takes with her many happy Norbury memories.
As Norbury the Squirrel was busy for panto this year, his very good friend Bob the Robin made his first (of many – no doubt) cameo appearance as a key accomplice of the evil queen.
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy holiday too and I hope you are able to have a rest and to spend time with loved ones to make this time of year special. I look forward to the next step of the Norbury learning journey as we move on to 2015.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.