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Special Farewell Assemblies

On Wednesday, we held not one, not two, but three special farewell and thank you assemblies for Mrs Lansdown. Mrs Lansdown has been at Stanburn Primary since 2016, but what the children hadn’t realised is before that she was a class teacher in different schools in London, a headteacher at another Harrow school, and worked with the Local Authority, Harrow, for many years helping and supporting many schools. We were very lucky that she chose Stanburn, to be headteacher at this school for the last six years, and she has never stopped believing that everyone can achieve, and encourages all around her, children and adults, to absolutely try their best, believe in themselves, and become the very best version of you you can be! We celebrated Mrs Lansdown’s time with us with performances by the Year 5 choir, Year 6 choir, the school ensemble, and clarinet duo. Such a lot of talent and so many skills on display—with all embodying our school values of Courage, Resilience, Aspiration and Co-operation. We were even treated to a special performance of a song written by some of our pupils, especially for Mrs Lansdown! We shall be watching out for more compositions from them in the future—perhaps even on the radio! Mrs Lansdown was also presented with a book which every single child in the school has contributed to—it is rather large! Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in these events this morning, especially Mrs Turner and Ms Silverman for the musical treats. Mrs Lansdown presented a new bench, which says 'Believe Achieve Succeed - Learning without limits' as a new friendship bench for the school.

We also said a special farewell to Ms Holliday who has worked at Stanburn for 23 years. She will be greatly missed by all the children and their families. We presented Ms Holliday with a special card with every single child’s contribution in it. We had memories of Ms Holliday in our final virtual assembly on Thursday. The prefects spoke so articulately about some of her roles here at the school, well done! Ms Holliday has left some saplings for everyone in school to watch grow and develop over the years—an apple, plum, pear and cherry tree. We wish her a wonderful future in Cornwall.