New pupils’ knotty behaviour

Tie presentation ceremony for the new Year 7 pupils at Heyford Park Free School. With their new ties are pupils, from left, Millie Wilson of Lindh house, Haytham Al-Ani of McGuire house, and Lewis Sullivan of Bader house, all aged 11

Tie presentation ceremony for the new Year 7 pupils at Heyford Park Free School. With their new ties are pupils, from left, Millie Wilson of Lindh house, Haytham Al-Ani of McGuire house, and Lewis Sullivan of Bader house, all aged 11

First published in Education

NEW pupils received a lesson in tying their ties yesterday as they were welcomed to Heyford Park Free School.

Headmaster David Castles welcomed 60 students in an inaugural assembly yesterday morning, the first day of term.

Each child was presented with a tie in the colours of their school house.

Mr Castles said: “It was a really good event and we think it is a great way to make pupils feel welcome to the school.

“We hold the event every year and we also ask parents to come along as a way of including them in the school.

“We had a few tie-tying lessons for those who struggled but it was part of the fun of the day.”

The free school has 180 pupils and is built on the former American Air Force base at Heyford Park.

He added: “We also unveiled the newly refurbished west wing of the school, which is a converted officers’ mess building, so we had the dual excitement of seeing what the building looked like.”

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9:06am Thu 4 Sep 14

WitneyGreen says...

How many of them can tie their shoelaces?
How many of them can tie their shoelaces? WitneyGreen
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9:37am Thu 4 Sep 14

snert says...

WitneyGreen wrote:
How many of them can tie their shoelaces?
Or read, write and spell correctly? We won't mention grammar at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]WitneyGreen[/bold] wrote: How many of them can tie their shoelaces?[/p][/quote]Or read, write and spell correctly? We won't mention grammar at the moment. snert
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1:32pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Myron Blatz says...

Maybe an even bigger question - how many of the teachers wear ties or shoes? According to my Uncle Daniel (who also went to an approved school before borstalls were closed-down) he told me "most of these free schools are closing-down faster than they can open" which I suppose means that they aren't quite as successful as all the hype would have us believe. Maybe they should re-invent secondary-moderns and tech colleges?
Maybe an even bigger question - how many of the teachers wear ties or shoes? According to my Uncle Daniel (who also went to an approved school before borstalls were closed-down) he told me "most of these free schools are closing-down faster than they can open" which I suppose means that they aren't quite as successful as all the hype would have us believe. Maybe they should re-invent secondary-moderns and tech colleges? Myron Blatz
  • Score: -1
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