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Associate Head & Deputy Head Girls' Thought for the Term

Posted on: 16/10/2020

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A fresh start is an opportunity. A chance to start anew. A chance to strive for and accomplish your ambitions. It enables us to reflect on past experiences and possibly mistakes, but crucially to take advantage of and learn from them. We have all been given a fresh start this new academic year, and I know it is something we are incredibly grateful for. This is a time we can put all grievances and resentment behind us and focus on the new opportunities and experiences that await us throughout the coming year. 

In our experience, something that is vital, is having the ability to push yourself and have a positive outlook on life as much as possible. It is imperative to learn from the past to have a positive impact on our future. We’ve all had our ups and downs and there are some parts of our past we choose to ignore and some we choose to cherish. Learning from our past mistakes helps us create more memories to treasure in the future. Of course, we can’t foresee what is to come but we can give ourselves the best start possible.

This year, these unprecedented times are truly unlike any that we have personally experienced before. However, if we work together to retain those strong and important relationships within our community, we know that this year will be easier and more enjoyable for all of us. 

So, take this fresh start that we have been given and make the absolute most of it. Push yourselves in lessons; during out-of-school clubs; in chores you do at home and in everything that you come across in life. Always remember that time hasn’t run out for any of us and we still have opportunities to start something new.

We challenge you to implement as much of the knowledge you have gained over the past few months into something that will make a positive difference to you this year, and by extension to those around you as well.

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