Wednesday, 17th January, 2018
I'm sure many of you will have seen Forrest Gump with it's famous tag line "Life is like a box of chocolates. Ya never know what you're gonna get!"
Well this morning, at Wednesday Reflection, Mrs Mannings encouraged us to think that "Life is like a camera!" The wonderful Mrs M related how, as a young girl, she shared her dad's enthusiasm for photography, spending time with him developing photographs in the 'old-fashioned' way in a dark room with chemicals and paper on which the images seemd to miraculously appear!
Miss then sahred some of her favourite photos. Here's just a few:
Anyway, back to life is like a camera - here's why:
FOCUS on what's important,
CAPTURE the good times,
DEVELOP from the negatives,
and if things don't work out,
TAKE ANOTHER SHOT!
It was a lovely way to start the day. Y9 assembly followed and it was marvellous to hear that our 10,000th merit mark this year had been awarded just yesterday! It had gone to Katie Moore who got a bit of a bonus prize as a result and Katie is a very fitting student to have reached this milestone!
At lunchtime, I had a copuple of meetings to launch Overwhelm, our new junior Music Ministry Team. Some outstanding young people came up to hear more and I'm hoping they'll sign on because I'm sure they'll do a great job. If I had to explain what is different between a choir and a music ministry team, I think I'd say that a choir entertains people and you listen to it and are moved by it but a music ministry team has to encourage people to join in with it so they feel involved and moved by being part of a community doing something together. Our senior students who have helped out in recent times have been superb - Bridie, Meg, Evie, Anna, Reham, Ellie, Charlotte and Kyra - but now it's time to bring in some younger folks to support them, learn from them and eventually walk in their footsteps!
After all, St. Augustine once said "He who sings, prays twice!"