Thought For The Day – Wednesday 21st December 2022
And just like that, another memorable term ends today.
Like Awards Evening, so brilliantly organised last evening by Mr. Stark, with Mrs. Jonas, the sixth form management, site and technical teams, today’s Final Assembly will capture the essence of TBSHS and “The Black and Gold Spirit” – students and staff working together resiliently, responsibly and respectfully in a common cause of social and self-improvement and care. TBSHS really is a special place, as Christmas Dinners yesterday demonstrated.
Have a very good Christmas and new year. Look after others, yourself and the environment. Keep caring. Always do the right thing. Keep reading. Keep improving. Keep believing. Keep giving. Stay healthy. Say thank you.
Remember the most important lesson this year, about on-line safety, was organised by Mrs. Butler and Mr. Harvey. As we always say over the years, always stay safe, moral and legal, wherever you are in life.
We continue to think of, and try to help, those in need, whether they be in our local area, whether they are suffering, and heroically resisting, evil invasion, war and abuse in Ukraine or suffering around the world.
Christians believe God was given and cared in Jesus, who was from the Middle East, and was born into poverty and vulnerability.
If you are going through a challenging situation, know that those we love are always with us and always inspire us. You got this. Keep doing you.
Keep dreaming your dream and working to achieve it. An extract from a BBC film showing Lionel Messi’s early life: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/63878610
This term we remembered the truly remarkable and historic duty, devotion and selfless service of Queen Elizabeth II.
Recently, we have been thinking about the men’s football world cup, and a balanced but honest and moral analysis of the different aspects of this, and other situations, around the world, with the focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, and against prejudice, discrimination, persecution and hate, always.
But other activities have been happening. Like the England women’s football team, the England men’s cricket team have excelled this year, winning a tournament, playing fearlessly and selflessly, in the right way and spirit, to entertain, with a focus on the process not results, thanks to their brilliant director, coach, captain, leaders and players. The test captain, Ben Stokes, has shown great resilience responding to his own challenges.
Thank you to all students, staff and parents. Well done and thank you to all those who joined us this term.
Finish the game well today.
Thank the officials, all the players and the supporters.
See you in 2023 when the story continues.