Today the children at the Prep school put on a lovely surprise assembly for Mr. Clark, who is retiring at the end of this term.
Every child from the nursery all the way through to Year 6 had an important part to play in our celebration assembly. The youngest children started the proceedings as the nursery children sang their “Good Afternoon Song” and performed a very cute rendition of If “You’re Happy and You Know It”. Reception and Key Stage One then sang their song, “Fun at the Seaside” and performed a poem, “Behind the Staffroom Door” by Brian Moses. Year Two played “Little Bird” on their ocarinas.
The rest of the assembly was lead by Key Stage Two with impressively choreographed songs by Year 3, “Flash, Bang, Wallop” and Year 5, “When I Leave School” and a keyboard and glockenspiel performance of “Thriller” by Year 4. Year 6 concluded the assembly performances with a poem, “The Head’s Hideout”, a sharing of their memories of the head teacher and by singing a song called “Living the Dream”, which they composed themselves!
After a speech given by the very touched Mr. Clark, who assured us that he had believed he was only joining us for a meeting with Mrs Maslin today, Roger Clark was presented with cards from the children and a very tall apple tree.
To celebrate Roger Clark’s time at the school, all the children then were given an ice-cream to eat outside on the field and a short playtime before returning to lessons.