Huddersfield Grammar School remains committed to providing an excellent education for all our pupils, regardless of the setting. We know that nothing can replace actually being in school in its physical sense, but we hope that, through our Online Learning Curriculum Programme, our children will continue to love learning and be challenged, both within and beyond the ‘classroom’.
We are currently living through such unusual and unprecedented times, which can be most unsettling for our children. As well as prioritising their physical health as we remain at home, we also need to look after their mental health and wellbeing, keeping a sense of normality and daily routine, whilst providing opportunities for them to flourish.
The coming weeks will undoubtedly contain many new challenges, but we are sure that, by working together as a school community, our children will enjoy structured learning experiences, punctuated by opportunities to recharge and pursue more open-ended activities, thus maintaining a happy balance between their academic and pastoral needs.
I was astounded by the resilience, creativity and enthusiasm demonstrated by pupils at HGS over the final five days of the Spring Term, highlights of which can be viewed here.
Their collective response to this national crisis embodied the six traits of the HGS Identity to which we all aspire: being inspired in their learning, demonstrating resilience against the odds, exuding self-belief in the face of uncertainty, remaining self-aware by making the best of their strengths and adapting to their weaknesses, and being inclusive as a community whilst dedicated to their individual growth as learners.
I do hope that it will not be too long before we are all back together, and when we are, it will be all the more special.
Thank you once again for your continued support as we partner together in this journey.