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Mr Richards' words summer week 8

This week, Mrs Ruddick delivered our assembly on the importance of keeping things in perspective. Watching Christain Erikson receive life-saving treatment on the field of play was unbelievable as none of us could quite believe what we were seeing. Mrs Ruddick used this as an example to remind us that there are far more important things in life - and it is essential we cherish all the moments we have with the ones we love. It was a powerful and critical message.

I then listened to Gabby Logan on the radio who gave a slightly different perspective on the terrible events. She lost her brother in similar circumstances and she has campaigned ever since to ensure there are enough defibrillators at sports venues. She also said that whilst there are far more important things than sports and other passions, it is this passion that makes us human. It is great to have a passion for something; it is what drives us and what keeps us going through the heat and teeming rain. 

During my many wanders into lessons this week, I have seen passionate students working hard and doing their best. I saw our sailors on the lake and our tennis players winning their national semi finals; setting up a trip to the national finals in Nottingham. We then found out today that two of our alumnae have been selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Amber Hill in skeet shooting and Ellie Rayer for GB Hockey. We are very proud of their achievements and we are equally as proud of the smaller achievements that happen every day here at this lovely school.

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