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Mr Richards' words summer week 7

Year 11 have left us, long live Year 11. Interviews for Head Girl take place next week and I am so pleased that we have had so many applications from our current Year 10s. It is a big thing to put yourself forward for a leadership position and I would like to wish all applicants the best of luck in their interviews. 

This week’s assembly was about friendship. In a world of followers and online friends we would like to think that we all have an enormous amount of friends and yet we still have a crisis of loneliness in the UK. We learned how we can break friends down into three groups.

Transactional friendships; those people we are friendly with because we get something from them, these friendships tend to fizzle when we can no longer profit from them. Pleasure friendships; those friends who are great on a night out and are up for the good times but often not around in the difficult times. We then talked about true friendship, that deep value based friendship that will endure throughout all of the good and bad times. These people are the compassionate truth tellers who will do all they can to help you out when they are needed and expect nothing back. They are often your school friends and I hope that friendships begun here at school will endure through the years. I would also encourage you to reach out to a friend and see if you can rekindle a relationship - whilst we are still allowed out!

I hope you enjoy the weather over the weekend and we don’t all come back to school too disappointed with England’s performance against (World Cup Finalists), Croatia on Sunday.

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