I am not often moved to tears in school assemblies. But, this morning, while watching the YouTube clip of Susan Boyle’s first appearance on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ with pupils, it was hard not to well up. I was moved by seeing again the spectacle of an entire auditorium collectively misjudging a person by making assumptions based on their outward appearance. If you have never seen this before, I urge you to do so and, no doubt, you too will be struck by it. If, once you have seen the clip, you are still unsure of what the message of the assembly was, please ask your son or daughter to enlighten you!
John F Gilmour