Rough Notes – January 2020

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Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of The Woodroffe School,

Thank you for taking the time to read through our latest edition of Rough Notes and the first for a new decade, how exciting!

We have enjoyed welcoming all the students back to school following the Christmas break and look forward to what 2020 has to offer.

At the end of the last term, we opened the school time capsule which had been buried for 30 years. A little concerned about the potential state of the items stored for future generations, we were not sure what we would find. I am delighted to report that the time capsule was fully intact and that all the items had survived their time in the ground. Hopefully, you will have seen the write up of the event in Lyme Online, however, if you missed it, follow the link below:

http://lyme-online.co.uk/news/the-woodroffe-school-takes-a-step-back-in-time/

Working in conjunction with Lyme Regis Museum, you can see what was uncovered on display for the next 6 weeks. If you get a chance, why not pop along and take a look. For now, here are a few pictures to whet your appetite.

Later this year, we will begin to look at creating a new time capsule which will contain items from the original, so that in another 30 years, the students of the future will have 60 years’ worth of treasures to look through. I wonder what the world will be like in 2050?

On Friday 17th January, I attended the Woodroffe annual Art Exhibition, ‘Love It or Loathe It’ at the Town Mill, Lyme Regis. I was amazed by the quality of work on show and the atmosphere that had been created by our wonderful art team.

Often, at the start of a New Year, you hear about the things that people intend to give up. I would like to use this opportunity to encourage a different approach and to get people thinking differently. There is so much on offer for students at Woodroffe and with our developing community links, I hope that there will be more on offer to the wider community also.

So, why not think positively and find something new to get involved with or even offer something different to others? After all, spending time with others and doing something you share an interest in, is far more enjoyable than thinking about what you need to give up. To this end, I have started a football club for Years 10 and 11 students on Friday evenings after school. If it’s your thing, I would love to see you there!

I hope you enjoy our latest edition of Rough Notes. Should you wish to find out more about our school, news or events, please visit the school website which I am sure you will find useful. For regular updates, why not look at our Twitter feed:

The Woodroffe School Headteacher: @HeadteacherTws
The Woodroffe School: @WoodroffeSchool

Finally, I would like to wish you all, a very happy and successful New Year.

Best wishes,

Dan Watts
Headteacher