Online learning begins once more for Harrovians, with boys preparing to engage remotely and staff striving to ensure online provision comes as close as possible in its range and depth to the boys' experience of learning and living on the Hill.
In a message to parents, Head Master Alastair Land said: "Few would have expected last term that children would not return to school at the start of this term and that the models for online education from last summer would need to be retrieved and improved. The pandemic is a defining event for all of us, but its impact is even more profound for our children.
"The quietness of the Hill is disconcerting but, wherever in the world they are, it is comforting to know that technology will bring Harrovians together not only to learn in their academic subjects but also to share in the enduring sense of community within and between the Houses."
The boys' curriculum is continuing very much as planned, with pupils and staff engaging in their academic studies, community work through the Shaftesbury Enterprise, sports challenges for families, and all the super-curricular opportunities which are at the heart of Harrow's academic provision. The Arts programme will include recitals, exhibitions and competitions.
Most importantly, pastoral provision continues to be a key focus with opportunities for boys to engage with House Masters, Assistant House Masters and House Visitors throughout the week, and to enjoy their regular hot chocolate with Matron.