Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Guest Speaker Helps Boys to See the Bigger Picture

Our boys in years 10 and 11 welcomed a special guest to the school at the end of September.

Keith Warren is a motivational speaker and he spent the day with our GCSE students to help them focus on their future and prepare them for the coming academic year which will be vitally important to them all as they begin/ complete their exams.

He has worked with many other schools as well as big businesses and government agencies such as Starbucks, HSBC and The Home Office.

During the session Keith asked the boys to look at 'The Bigger Picture,' by changing their thinking and habits now to have a positive influence on their future. He asked them all to identify three things they would start doing and one they would stop doing, some examples included:

What I will start doing now:

  • "Believe in myself"
  • "Work harder"
  • "Revise more"
  • "Concentrate in lessons"  
  • "Start taking responsibility"
  • I will stop:
  • "Playing on my xbox in the week"
  • "Watching TV too much"

Feedback from the boys was very positive and some of the comments already received by staff include:

"The training made me look at what I wanted to do and I'm going to start going out of my comfort zone."

It made me think where will I be in 10 years and made me realise that only person who really cares about you is yourself. I'm definitely going to work harder from now on."

The session will be followed up in subsequent PHSE classes.

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Machiavellian (adjective)

Subject which uses this term: English Literature; Drama; History; Politics

Meaning: cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous.

For example: ‘Mrs Lyons is Machiavellian. She manipulates Mrs Johnstone into giving up her baby. She uses Mrs Johnstone’s superstitious nature to ensure she gets what she wants.’

MRS. LYONS: You do know what they say about twins, secretly parted, don’t you?

MRS. JOHNSTONE: What? What?

MRS. LYONS: They say…they say that if either twin learns that he once was a pair, that they shall both immediately die. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them."

Thought for the Week

Joy

"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines