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“We will continue to adapt, improvise and we will overcome” – Martin Myers-Allen

Monday 11 Jan 2021
This is an image of teachers communicating via video link.

Acting Head of the Prep School, Mr Myers-Allen, wrote to parents, pupils and staff this week:

“As Sean Connery wisely declared, “There is always a new challenge to keep you motivated.” We were all geared up for a staggered start to term and then, at very short notice, we had to switch and motivate ourselves to create a remote learning scenario. A challenge only becomes an obstacle if you bow to it and we didn’t. It is not in our DNA. I must congratulate our parents, pupils and every single member of staff for adapting to life in another lockdown.

“Using See Saw, Microsoft Teams, emails, reliable paper and buckets full of enthusiasm, we are, yet again forging ahead. And, as Fred Devito once said, “if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.” This experience helps us all to grow.

“Ruth Steggles and her team opened the EYFS building from the start and it is bustling with nursery children and the full cohort of Reception pupils. At the time of writing, I have 15 teachers on site working from their classrooms preparing and delivering the best lessons that they can for the rest of the pupils.

“We will tweak our offering as we go along. We will continue to adapt, improvise and we will overcome the challenges we face and be better for it in the end. As we learn and work together in the days to come your patience and support will be important and it will mean a lot to us.”

More From our First Newsletter of 2021:

Principal’s address: Celebrating the underdog and triumph through adversity

Drawing inspiration at this challenging time from FA Cup underdog stories as well as triumph through adversity insight from Dr Noble.

#TogetherApart House activities carry on virtually despite lockdown

House activities are a principal highlight of student life here at Framlingham College and Houses have wasted no time in adapting to make sure a series of House activities can go ahead remotely.

OF George Goodin becomes a star in the international fashion world

Former pupil, George Goodin, has appeared on catwalks across the world, modelling for some of the world’s best-known fashion brands after going on to study Fashion Journalism at university and being spotted at a Rihanna concert.

It’s vital, for physical and mental health, to remain active – Director of Sport

While sports facilities may be closed, there are still plenty of opportunities to stay active especially in rural areas like Suffolk. Director of Sport, Nick Gandy, explains why staying active has never been more important.

Inspire! talks return for 2021 with Ed and Lois Jackson’s incredible rehabilitation story

Ed and Lois Jackson will be telling their remarkable tale of triumph over unthinkable adversity via YouTube as part of our Inspire! series of talks.


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