To come, we have Saturday training/games tomorrow for many older ones and more fun for boarders on Sunday but we have completed five busy days so far in this first week. We have come together as a fresh mix of humanity and the goodwill, companionship and inclusiveness that exists here seems to be working its magic once again. It has been lovely to see and hear happy children and families for the first days – long may it continue!
For those new, we send out weekly Newsletters for the Prep and Pre-Prep late on Fridays and the Prep one starts with HEADlines, a few informal, spur of the moment musings and ramblings from me to kick you off into the meat of the newsletter. I’m sure some even just click the link at the bottom to get to the main event which is some pictures and reflections of what the children have been up to in the last week. Some features have a rotation so that we cycle through all age groups and sections within the myriad of activities – far too much to put it all in each week!
Talking of coming together, I was promoting to the Prep children on Monday that whilst, of course, we should be self-motivated, and probably full of several “I, me, mine, my” questions, it is so powerful to realise that we don’t operate independently of others. Everything we do and say impacts others and vice versa. If we fully understand this, and harness it, then we have an incredible ability to achieve together – which of course benefits each of us ourselves: a virtuous circle.
I don’t know if you picked up that the Olympics added a word to their long standing motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius this year? As well as aiming to be Faster, Higher, Stronger – they are asking for us to do it Together.