Message from the Principal
Over the last few days I have been enjoying the ICC cricket tournament. I’ve been a huge fan of cricket for many years, despite supporting the underwhelming performances from Leicestershire. However, I received a reminder on my phone this week about a match a couple of years ago. Leicestershire, had not won a single county championship game for nearly two and a half years. In June 2015, they finally managed to beat Essex. I remember listening to the commentary – I remember listening to the commentator crying, and the emotion of everyone involved with the club.
As a Leicester City fan, I also enjoyed last year’s title winning campaign. It was all the more special for me, as I have been following Leicester City home and away for most of my life. I remember Leicester City being relegated to League One in 2008, and going to Brighton away (when they played at an Athletics track), being snowed on for 90 minutes, and throwing away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2.
My point is this – sporting teams go through ups and downs. We go through ups and downs in our own lives. What’s important is how we deal with the “downs” so that we can really appreciate the “ups”. Are you someone that learns and gets better (who would have thought Leicester City would have been in the last eight of the Champions’ League when we were busy losing in League One)? Or, are you someone that gets stuck in a rut?. Think of something you could be doing better at, and think about how you can turn that “down” into an “up”.
Year 11 are currently doing their exams. I have been really impressed by the positive attitude they have portrayed throughout. Attendance has been up, and students have worked really well. I hope the results they receive will truly be an “up” for them.