Principal's Blog 22/11/19

Thank you for all the wonderful comments we have received about the success of ‘Sister Act’. It really was a great production with so much student talent on display. The singing was exceptional and the casting was spot on with the performers really getting into their characters. The band were brilliant and did a great job of keeping pace with the performers. The stage crew ensured the transitions were slick and the set was amazing. Our tech team (professionals and students) created just the right atmosphere with sound and lighting and it all came together in an excellent show. Even more importantly, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and didn’t want it to come to an end. These opportunities are so important for the wider personal development of our students. They have learnt so much about teamwork and more and have pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone, demonstrating a huge amount of resilience. We are very proud of all the students and grateful to all the staff who supported.

We are very excited that the Sixth Form will be hosting election hustings on Thursday 28th November. We will have all five of the candidates for the NE Beds Constituency here at Stratton and our students will listen to a presentation from each of them, before planning their questions, which will feed into a full debate. Many of our students have been discussing the upcoming election and some are eligible to vote so this is a chance for them to hear from and pose questions to the candidates first hand. We are very grateful to Dr. Factor, who is a parent of one of our students, for offering us this opportunity and helping to make it happen.

We look forward to welcoming Year 11 students to our Sixth Form options and information evening on Thursday 28th November. There will be a talk in the Hall at 6:30pm and subject stands will be open from 6pm to 8pm for further information on specific courses. Stratton students will receive the prospectus and further information in due course and we warmly welcome students who are not currently at Stratton to come along and find out more on the evening.

 

Ms Roz Hodges
Principal