On a day which is tinged with sadness for many in the UK as BREXIT happens and we formally leave the European Union, I was particularly glad to hear Justin Welby speak on the Today programme this morning. He said that the UK "must be united in a common vision for our country, however great our differences on achieving it". Ironic, perhaps, that he is calling for unity as we deliberately leave a union, however, I appreciate his sentiment.
It brought to mind one of our perhaps unsung school values - Optimism. In an increasingly volatile and uncertain world, optimism is a crucial quality which will allow our young people to thrive and achieve happiness...let’s make sure that we don’t let them forget this.
John F Gilmour