I just wanted to posted a little farewell message to all the Year 6 pupils who have their last day; it's a huge shame the circumstances have meant most of the usual end of year fun has been missed, but I hope you can still look back fondly on your time at Bannockburn.
I especially hope you have all enjoyed your French lessons with me over the years: if you end up doing French at your secondary school, I hope you enjoy your lessons and continue to make great progress; if you'll be doing a different language, I wish you lots of luck and hope you can use all the skills I have taught you over the years to help you grasp your new languages.
I also have thoroughly enjoyed working with so many of you on other projects, such as Streetdance Club, School Journey 2019, community partnership leader groups, school newspaper, trips, performance, talent shows, House events, school fayres.... the list goes on! I hope you share my fond memories and will use these experiences, plus the Bannockburn school values, to help you to continue to grow into kind, ambitious and hardworking young adults.
I hope I will get to see many of you back here at Bannockburn when you come to visit us, as you show off your smart new uniforms and tell us about all the new exciting things you are discovering at secondary school.
Have a safe summer and enjoy the fresh outdoors as much as you can.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a lovely booklet to support everyone over the Summer Holidays.
"Self-care is about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good.
The #SelfcareSummer Primary resource is full of fun activities designed to help children look after their mental health and wellbeing while enjoying themselves. It also signposts them and their families to additional support if they need it.
It’s all part of the Centre's #SelfcareSummer campaign which highlights activities, support and advice every day throughout the summer. It includes Challenge Tuesdays where young people can share their artwork, photography, poems, crafts or activities to help support their wellbeing over the summer."