As the final week of term draws to a close, and as – oh so typically – the rain sets in, I thought that this week’s HM’s Blog could focus less on words and more on numbers. Here, then, is a stats-based review of (a handful of moments from) the Lent term 2019.
14,167: House points won
4,000: pounds raised for Farms for City Children
769: nights boarded
274: costumes worn for World Book Day
118: sports fixtures played
81: percentage of Year 8s (a new record for the 3rd year in a row) who have won a scholarship/exhibition/award to their chosen Senior School
72: Evensongs sung
49: staff briefings/meetings/training sessions enjoyed
17: HM’s coffee mornings offered
16: countries represented at ECS International Day 2019 (to ‘qualify’, a pupil needed to have genuine ancestral links with a country – or to have lived there).
12: weeks conquered
12: Parents’ evenings, open classrooms, wellbeing talks, information evenings attended
11: musical ensembles heard in the Charity Concert
11: choristers installed
11: prefects/school council/food committee/boarding council meetings held
5: Fire and Safe Inside drills carried out
5: Governors’ meetings minuted
5: School services held
2: swimming galas swum
2: Gap Tutors welcomed
2: Prayer Space Days offered
1: Headmasters pushed into swimming pools
For all of these numbers – and so much more – well done to everyone. Have a wonderful holiday, a very Happy Easter, and I will see you all on Wednesday 24th April for day 1 of the Trinity term.