The day started with Waterstones in the library talking to the student librarians about careers in the book industry.
We are proud of our pupils and their work. Daily, we ask them to be the best that they can and yet strive to be more, and we expect them to apply that mind set to their learning. We know that mastery is not achieved overnight, but that it is the result of craft, of honing, of a gradual process of refinement. Learning is a journey, and what seems like a masterpiece now can always be improved once new skills have been acquired. Reflection, honesty, courage, resilience and ambition fuel the desire to make what has been created by our hands even better. Two thousand years ago, the Romans had a word for this drive. It translates as ‘for the pursuit of something better.’ Their word was meliora. This is a collection of learning, our first, produced at the end of the year of our opening.
It contains a small sample of the work that pupils in years 7-9 have produced in the course of their studies on their way, no doubt, to other, greater, things. This is not a publication full of finished work. Instead it is a collection of pieces, drawn from different areas of the curriculum, that serve as a snapshot of where some of our brightest minds, and most talented individuals, were at the end of last year. We publish this because we are proud of our students’ achievements and because we want to show others what can be achieved. We know too, that the students named here are already in pursuit of something better.
Miss Trenica King