Head Master Mr Stuart McPherson spoke of the joy of the Worth community being back together after not only the first assembly of the academic year but the first one involving all pupils for 18 months.
Pupils of all year groups met in the Abbey Church this morning at the start of the academic year and the Head Master said: “I have a great sense of joy of being back together.”
Worth received high praise for its online learning provision during the global pandemic but returning to a sense of normality is important for everyone and Mr McPherson also talked in assembly about the opportunity to “take the community offline”, to build the community back up in person and to reconnect with friends.
This morning’s assembly was also a chance to introduce pupils to Worth Week, which takes place at the start of each academic year. The two-day programme allows pupils to engage in creative experiences with teachers and peers, to learn to spend time together, develop new skills and interests and through these create that sense of belonging which is so important for everyone at the School.