Poor weather but great singing

April 27, 2012

Summer term. The two words conjure up the sound of leather on willow, the smell of linseed oil and fresh strawberries, the cries of happy pupils enjoying warm summer evenings after a busy day revising, playing tennis and maybe partaking in a few rounds of golf.

Fat chance. Our outfield represents the Somme on the fifth day of battle, the heating is on, the staff are wearing extra layers and pupils are keeping sane despite the fact that they're not able to run around outside as normal.

Perhaps this terrible, terrible weather will soon pass, although the school carpenter informed me this morning that 'There'll be 80 mile hour winds this weekend, with bucket loads of rain, Headmaster'. Perhaps we should consider sailing on the athletics track instead of going to Portland. Our ever brilliant Head of CCF, geography teacher and resident meterologist Robin Nicholson informs me of depressions over the atlantic, and I don't think he's referring to Mitt Romney's candidature. I'll get the sowester out and prepare for the onslaught.

As you'll see from the news article, we were delighted with the choral day yesterday - Milton Abbey really is a school on the up (even if I say so myself!).

...and on the subject of being on the up, we're now at our highest year 9 entry for this September since 2002, we're breaking all records on visits and registrations, we're ahead on the boarding house build, and the staff concert on monday evening where I'm playing the piano is going to be a re-run of the Les Dawson show.

Off now to have my photo taken with the Pilots.