In a week dominated by rehearsals and productions, the Joy of Christmas time has been clear for all of us to see at Craigclowan this week. It is a time of year when we are reminded how essential a part of the human condition entertaining and being entertained are. When our young people have the opportunity to stand on a stage and step out of their everyday lives for even half an hour, the power this has to transform them (and us) is clear for all to see. And to bear witness to the abundance of smiles on the faces of teachers, friends, parents and grandparents serves only to underline what we already know...Joy has the power to transform lives and we should take every opportunity to unleash Joy in all that we do here at school. Notably Form 3’s production of the fabulous Dr Seuss tale, the Grinch, painted this picture clearly. In the town of Whoville, the folk could not be put off enjoying Christmas by the Grinch and, indeed, their unswerving Joy at this time of year had the power to transform him for the better:
“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more”.
John F Gilmour