Last week's assembly began with some very lovely and inspirational words from our Headmaster, Mr Campbell. Reminding our pupils about our school virtues, he told pupils, parents and teachers about the inspiring story of Derek Redmond. The Olympic athlete who was favourite to win the 400 metre race in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. Part way through the semi final, Redmond tore his hamstring, falling to the ground in agony, however Redmond, determined to finish the race he had trained for, got back up and pushed himself to limp the rest of the 400 metres. He displayed incredible resilience, confidence and discipline. His father, who tore through security to help his son get to the finish line, displayed kindness. The crowd of 65,000 people who gave Redmond a standing ovation, showed open mindedness and understanding that winning is not always the most important thing. A fantastic message for our TN pupils to hear and they engaged and showed recognition and understanding of these values through Redmond’s story.
After handing out certificates to pupils for their LAMDA and music examinations it was finally time to announce our Hockey and Sports Captains for the academic year. Lottie B will be our Hockey Captain, supported by Bella C as Vice Captain. Hudson H will be our Football Captain, supported by Faysal A as Vice Captain. Well done to these pupils, we know you will support your teams with brilli