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Mr Richards' Words Summer 1

A warm welcome back from the Easter break. Sand, sundowners and sun kissed scenes encouraged a warm reflective glow of the previous term and plenty of forward thinking.

At Junior Boys we are always trying to develop our boys and your sons’ characters. We like them to make connections and develop their understanding and awareness of themselves and the world in which they live. Our assembly themes help us achieve this aim and this term’s words are ‘triumph’ and ‘disaster’. Which rather neatly leads me to Kipling's “If”.

   If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   

   If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   

   If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

   And treat those two impostors just the same;

Good advice for Year 6 as they now embark on their final term at Junior Boys. All can leave with heads held high that they have begun their journey with secure foundations, leadership experiences and an awareness of the need to contribute to society and that remaining balanced is one key to leading a satisfactory life.  

Kipling also examines positive and negatives in his poem, and looking forward, many of the new term’s opportunities for all years whether within the classroom, during tests, on the sport’ field or upon the stage will push their limits. I am sure that as we are stretching them in a safe and secure environment they will rise to the challenge and be able to do their best.  The term is going to be tremendous.

    ‘Hold on!’

‘Hold on’ might also be an apt phrase for Mrs Holder and Danny her horse. They certainly had a fantastic triumph in the holidays securing 1st place in a British Dressage competition. Well done!

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you at the circus.

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