The Headmaster’s Blog

The Headmaster's Blog

Dear Parents,

Over the course of the past week, all sports teams at Huddersfield Grammar School have shown their support of a charity campaign to stamp out homophobia in sport by wearing rainbow laces in the colours of the gay pride flag at all of their competitive fixtures.

I am very proud of the enthusiasm that our young sportspeople have shown for this cause. Huddersfield Grammar School strives to ‘be the change’ that we wish to see in the world – we want ours to be a truly inclusive school where everyone is welcome for who they are.

During my own school days, it would have been unthinkable for such an initiative to be adopted and I remember full well the struggle that several of my peers at school went through as they came to terms with their sexuality within an environment that was less than welcoming of such diversity. In 2017, no young person should face such a struggle – it is vital that schools play their part as agents of positive and progressive change.

My thanks to the PE Department for their support in enabling our students to make such a valuable statement during their competitive fixtures.

On another note, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the forthcoming Carol Services for the Prep and Senior Schools next week at St Stephen’s Church in Lindley. Please be reminded that the Senior School event on Tuesday 12th commences at 6.00pm on, not at 7.00pm as originally advertised. The Prep School Carol Service remains as advertised: a 7.00pm start on Wednesday 13th.

This week’s Nativity performances in the Early Years and Pre-Prep were an absolute delight to see – the line-learning, positioning and sensitivity of such young performers were a joy to behold.

In playing their full part, they did not just remind us all of the true Christmas story. They also gained valuable life skills in the art of communication: maintaining eye contact, holding an audience, projecting their voices and articulating themselves in sophisticated new ways.

With best wishes for a relaxing family weekend,

Mr M Seaton

Headmaster

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