For a while we imagined that September was a finish line ahead.
For the school – the end of weeks of planning. For pupils and parents, the end of five long months at home.
But it was actually a start line, of course. A new school year sets everything in motion – the start of many possibilities and adventures!
It has been fabulous to have pupils back this week; boarding houses busy; all year groups in by Monday.
There may be problems, and we will solve them as we go. There will be unforeseen events, which we will deal with one by one.
There is a Latin phrase, Solvitur ambulando, which means: “It is solved by walking.”
One step at a time, three miles an hour. Moving forwards together.
This isn’t a finish line. But it is the start of a particularly precious new term and year.