Back to school in the sunshine
Why does the sun start to shine as soon as the school gates reopen in September? It was stark this year. A summer of clouds, rain and lower than average temperatures - and then the sun came out!
You might find this annoying or frustrating. Oh, for a sunny day at the beach! But maybe you’ve embraced the sunshine as a welcome start to the new school year. Getting up early to a sun-filled sky can invigorate and motivate. How we look at things affects everything in our lives. Chances are over the next school year we’ll experience mixed feelings around situations we find ourselves in. It is another challenging start to the year for some schools, as they try to find alternative accommodation, arrange yet more online learning, and manage building works. It is remarkable to see the resilience and tenacity in ensuring the best start for students as the term begins. I wonder if positives will come out of this for some schools? When we’re forced to change it can shake us into viewing our world differently, this in turn, can bring innovation and improvement.
Chelsea Community Hospital School exists in a world that is ever changing, often outside our control and mainly at short notice. It’s the nature of hospital education. What is constant though, is the collective optimism and determination to do the absolute best for our students no matter what’s ahead. Innovation and responsiveness are at the heart of the school. Here’s hoping the sunshine in these first weeks back gives an extra boost to all schools as we embark on the academic year ahead.