Evan Rees Humphreys
Dear Parents & Carers
Many of you will be aware that a celebration of the life of Evan Rees-Humphreys will take place on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11am at the Eco Hub in Gamlingay.
Evan’s mum Sarah would like all members of the school community who wish to attend to be able to do so with their families.
In order to facilitate this the Governors have sanctioned a closure of Gamlingay Village College on Friday to enable to the school community to honour the life of its Head boy, Evan Rees-Humphreys.
If parents wish for their children to attend the celebration of Evan’s life they do not need to attend school on Friday 27th May. Evan’s mum has asked that pupils wear smart casual clothes (no ties and not in school uniform). I have been made aware that some people may be wearing red to represent Evan’s favourite colour.
Parents who do not wish for their child to attend the funeral may keep them at home on the 27th May 2016. There will be optional work set on Show My Homework for all year groups. This will be labelled as work for the 27th May.
I am aware that closing the school at short notice can be difficult for parents even in these circumstances.
In recognition of this I am making arrangements for pupils who do not wish to attend the funeral and who are unable to be supervised at home to have some provision at GVC. This will include supervision from some temporary staff and the work set will be as per the SMHW website. We will of course provide first aid cover, a school dinner service and supervision from qualified professionals.
If you would like your child to be educated at GVC on the 27th May, please complete the attached slip (download letter for slip). Please note the school will not be able to take any pupils who choose to stay in school to the service at the Eco Hub.
MINI CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS FRIDAY (27th)
Arts Week 2016
Please click on the link below to see photos from earlier in the week...
2016.05.20: Letter from the Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to thank you for all of the support that you have given to the school during this week. It has been an emotional time, but one in which the school community has shown courage, friendship and care for one another, all inspired by the way in which Evan lived his life.
We have had specific support for pupils during the last week and many have taken advantage of the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and feelings. There is of course no solution to feelings of grief and loss, but if you are worried about how your child is feeling or behaving, please do get in contact and we can discuss additional support.
Arts Week & Year 6/7 Trip
Our School Value for MAY 2016 is CARING
All members of the GVC community will be exploring what it means to care and applying this to the wider world.