Mrs Harrington's Assembly: "Slaying our Dragons"

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

As we start this new term on St George’s Day, we reflect on the challenges ahead.  This is always a term of mixed emotions: on the one hand, the days are long, the sun is (often) out, but on the other hand there are examinations to think about, hills to climb and dragons to slay. Perhaps what we should reflect on is the story of St George and endeavour not to be fearful of impossible challenges, prepare to use all the resources in our own personal armouries, train hard for the challenges we face and make sure that we know our enemy – whether it’s examinations or some other area of our lives which is going to be challenging – so that we are well prepared.

I am sure that it is going to be a very exciting term.  We can choose to face the challenges we will undoubtedly face head on, or we can choose to duck or avoid them; but whatever approach we take, it will be a choice that we consciously choose to make.  One thing we can’t do is just drift through this term – because if we do that, we will be still making a choice, but a bad one in terms of the future.

So as we go out into the new term, let’s be determined to seize each new day, make sure we are well prepared for the tasks ahead, support each other as we face our individual challenges every day and look forward to the fruits of our rewards at the end of the term, which will be a clutch of excellent results, a term of laughter, joy and fun despite the hard work that will inevitably take place, and many happy memories for those of you for whom this term will be the last of your school years.    So welcome to Trinity Term 2014 – the one and only summer term of 2014 that any of us will have.  We’re only going to get one shot at it. Let’s make it a great term and slay some dragons along the way!

 

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