Aplomb noun 1. Self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation. “Diana passed the test with aplomb” In the 19th century, English speakers borrowed “aplomb,” meaning “composure,” from French. “Aplomb” can also mean “perpendicularity” in French and comes from the phrase “a plomb,” meaning “perpendicularly” or literally “according to the plummet.” A plummet is […]
Congratulations to the student who was the special star of the week for week 36.
A great selection of responses to the last question. Good luck for this week’s challenge! Week 36 Responses: Week 36 responses Week 37 Challenge Question: Week 37
Escapade noun: escapade; plural noun: escapades 1. An act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure. When it was first used in English, “escapade” referred to an act of escaping or fleeing from confinement or restraint. The relationship between “escape” and “escapade” does not end there. Both words derive from the Vulgar Latin verb “excappare,” […]
If you are interested in being a member of the Whole School Leadership Academy next year then please come to a short meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 02 July) in the Sports Hall at lunchtime with Mr Whiffin. For more information please see Mr Whiffin or Mr Locke.