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A powerful message at the start of term

Thu, Sep 3rd, 2020
Worth School

Students were reminded of the School’s core values and how they make Worth the wonderful place it is in this morning’s welcome back assembly.

Head Master Mr Stuart McPherson spoke in assembly, which was delivered online, about how great it was to have pupils back on campus, the work that has taken place to make their return as safe and enjoyable as possible and about the School’s six values which formed the basis of yesterday’s ‘Tutor and Values Day’.

Mr McPherson told students: “Being away from the classroom and all the other disruption has heightened our awareness of how important education is and what it means to us so, as we start this new term, we have a great opportunity to commit ourselves again to being fully attentive, interested, motivated, hard-working learners, it is a new opportunity to drink deeply at the well and embrace everything that Worth has got to offer you.”

He added: “Yesterday gave us the opportunity to explore the School’s six core Benedictine values and to think about how we might apply them in our day to day experience of being at Worth, choosing community over self, having an attitude of gratitude for all the experiences we have at Worth no matter how challenging, keeping our feet on the ground, leaving things better than we found them, whether that is a classroom, a changing room, our own desk, trying to practise listening more than we talk and serving others. These are the values that define who we are as a school and help us to make Worth a really special place to be. But none of them is easy to achieve, we have to keep working at them, so I encourage you to make these things the focus of your school year, amongst all the other things that we are here to do.”