The Autumnal weather has certainly put in an appearance this week and it is now beginning to feel as though October has well and truly arrived. I am looking forward to the various school events and festivals that will be greeting us after half term, which help the children along their journey towards Advent and beyond.
Next week, we will be enjoying the Class 8b performances of 'The Perils at Peddlars Cove' on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I look forward to welcoming many parents, family and friends to each of these performances and wish the students all the very best for what I am sure will be a thrilling production.
We will also be welcoming Lou Harvey-Zahra to our school on Wednesday. Lou is a renowned author and experienced Waldorf teacher, who will be working with our staff team during the day and providing a talk for parents at 7pm in the Long Room. There will be a voluntary donation of £5, collectable on the door, to attend what promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring evening talk.
Under the halcyon burn of autumn sun, Class 3 walked from school to Tablehurst Farm, where farmer Peter Brown - who has run the farm for 30 years, serving the community with all his energy - welcomed us.
It was an exceptionally fun day out. Baker Lily took us behind the scenes of the F...
Class 6a recently visited Hadrian's wall on their week-long school trip. The children did brilliantly, walking over 20 miles and they were rewarded with great weather.
The class were lucky to visit the famous Sycamore Gap just two days before the tree was sadly felled. They worked together on...
The Kidbrooke Park Music Festival is just a fortnight away! In the space of a single weekend (28th & 29th October), we have both world-class musicians visiting Forest Row and Michael Hall, and a truly inspiring and charismatic actor-writer. The KPFestival Youth Orchestra will join the London Mozart Players in a performance of Jeff Moore's rousing The Gypsy's Violin, and a combined chorus of students, parents, teachers and guests are forming the KPFestival Choir to support Tama Matheson in the telling of his play, Johann Sebastian: https://www.kpmusicfestival.org/
Creating the opportunity to bring our community together through music and drama is an incredible gift and I am profoundly grateful to both Nicoline Kraamwinkel and Rosanna Rolton for devising and organising this wonderful festival. To have a quartet of cellists from the Philharmonia Orchestra and members of the LMP visiting us is phenomenal. To be able to bring budding musicians of all ages together with professionals on our own theatre stage is simply jaw-dropping.
Please support this venture. Buy tickets; invite friends and family; enjoy these amazing concerts on our door-step.
The KP Music Festival - blink and you will miss it.