Newsletter 20

Riverley Family,


It is my great pleasure to welcome everyone back after the summer holidays; I hope that yours were fun-filled, relaxing and rejuvenating.  With Waltham Forest being the London Borough of Culture, there are many events happening in-and-around Leyton and I encourage you to make the most of them, if you have not already done so!


We have been busy over the summer making sure that there are new and exciting ‘home improvements’ for The Riverley Family to come back to.  We now have a theatre space, a brand new natural climbing structure complete with pendulum swing coming to completion (we adults may all need to exercise our self-restraint on that one during play times!), a more functional Roof Garden (thank you to the parents who supported us with their horticultural skills) and a new and improved Mud Kitchen.  In the planning, we have a few more projects centred around reading and shared learning areas – we do like to keep the environment inspiring.


And now, as we enter into our new academic year full of new potential, in the words of the German Poet Rainer Maria Rilke, “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.”


Gemma Sant

Head of School


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