Headteacher's Blog 13

Posted on 04/01/2022

Human nature is often considered to be predicated toward pessimism; it is easy to think the worst and this can be the overriding message some media channels seemingly prefer to give. However, the events of the last two years show that people are intrinsically kind and optimistic. Through lock downs and the return to school, colleagues and students looked out for each other and our wider community was supportive and understanding. This has been shown to be the real nature of humanity time and time again whether it be in the Blitz of 1940, the wake of disasters such as hurricane Katrina or the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001; people help each other in the most selfless ways, demonstrating kindness and compassion for others, sometimes to the detriment of themselves. This is what we all must model to our children/students; they are the next generation of leaders, what they learn now about compassion, optimism and leadership will shape the future for us all. As the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu commented, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

With my best wishes for a happy new year, filled with kindness, optimism and understanding.

Floreat Sapientia

Dan Browning

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