Having enjoyed being back together in the Autumn Term albeit with arrows on the floor, masks and visors and red and white tape all over the place, we find ourselves remote learning once more! Although this is not the beginning to 2021 that we would have hoped for, we are so grateful that with Google Classroom up and running across the whole school we can continue to teach our students and keep momentum going.
Despite the challenges of online learning we have been so impressed by the way students are engaging in lessons and very grateful to parents and other family members who are supporting them at home. The lovely messages that we are receiving from parents and students about the quality of our online provision have been so encouraging.
Each term we focus on a Bible passage as a whole school and this term we are looking at Matthew 6: 25-34:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
In uncertain times, the encouragement not to worry about what we cannot control, but instead trust the One who holds it all in His hands is great advice! However, we are very much looking forward to the day when we can all return safely to school and life returns to normality.