Heads Up

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Message from Ian Robinson, head, Middle Division

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To the parents of boys in Forms 6 and 7:

In front of a good crowd last night, the Forms 4-6 play was a resounding success! Spell This, a self-explanatory title with a text that was actually written by the boys, was based on a spelling bee, with students in the audience acting as contributing parents very effectively. The 15 actors used many “Character” words – for example, “resilience” – which stressed the fact that youngsters are far more resilient than their parents think that they are.

After the pizza and chocolate milk intermission, the second play was The Day The Crayons Quit by Form 7 boys. Based on a book by Drew Daywalt, each boy and girl from BSS played the role of a different crayon. They spoke to the boy who owns the crayon box, expressing their frustrations about being over- or under-used. The highlight was the slow-motion fight scene involving all of the characters and again this play was a huge success.

Tonight is the last performance of both plays – so come on out and support our talented thespians. It’s worth noting that both of these performances are premieres, and as such, allow to comment that you saw a world premiere in October or last week. Not often you can say that!

Tomorrow is Halloween and we expect casual dress and lots of fun!

I have had a number of discussions, mostly with parents, about issues concerning the monitoring of Internet and social media use, how to monitor, whether to monitor, etc. A social media expert, Chris Vollum, is speaking to the Form 6 and 7 boys at the Prep during school time. He is then speaking to the parents on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Weston Hall. I would urge all parents who are interested or concerned to attend this presentation. If you wish more information about this timely and important speaker’s visit, please see the Whole School section of today’s Heads Up.

As I am sure that you all know, the November long weekend is fast approaching. Do remember that UCC is closed on Friday, Nov. 7 and Monday, Nov. 10 for this holiday.

Enjoy the break!