Last night came good when Claudia was awarded a prize at the Town Hall in Leeds for all her hard work in school last year. We are immensely proud of her achievements to date and it’s wonderful to watch her grow into a wonderfully balanced adult.
Prize Giving isn’t something I have been able to attend for many years because I was always struggling with reflux problems or heartburn, but since I have found ways to stay well, I was able to attend last night. I must admit most prize giving ceremonies aren’t particularly interesting. Lots of speeches with staff and governors talking about their own self-importance, but last night somehow seemed different.
The school has a new head teacher and it was breathtaking to hear his thoughts, which were geared on the importance of the school, the students and what he hopes they will go on to achieve with so many wonderful opportunities they have.
One or two dignitaries were also invited to speak. One spoke about his only prize in school, which wasn’t a particularly important prize, but the second prize had he have got one, would have been to his parents’ surprise. He wasn’t a particularly high achiever in school, but has achieved greatly since then to become what he is today, a professor.
It clearly goes to show that with sheer determination and hard work we can go on to achieve great heights. We may not go on to be a rocket scientist, but achieving is important to good health, confidence and self-esteem. I struggled with neurological difficulties and with no help and support, failed to achieve with my education.
This blog is dedicated to my education and all that I have gone on to achieve since my school days. Now it isn’t a hardship for me to watch my children excel. I take pleasure from it.