As I write this week, I am at a conference examining best practice in education and research relating to teaching and learning. It is always invigorating to take the position of a learner for a few days and to hear from experts and other practitioners about new ways in which we can continue to provide an education that ensures every girl has a relevant and purposeful experience in every subject every day! During this week at Lowther Hall I was impressed with the fine performances from a range of ensembles at the Autumn Band Festival. It is remarkable that so much has been accomplished in just 9 weeks, since the year began and once again I was delighted to see girls from across the school working together to perform both contemporary and traditional musical works.

Another highlight this week was the Story of the Cross which saw the Senior School community come together with more than 20 Old Grammarians to sing the Easter narrative – a tradition that has been maintained at the School since the 1930s. This has been a lovely beginning to our Easter celebrations which will continue throughout next week.