22nd January 2021
This week has been an historic one, as we saw the 46th American President take office. President Joe Biden is the oldest president to be sworn in on his third attempt to win the race to the White House. Kamala Harris became the first female Vice-President and also the first black and South Asian American ever to take this position.
Both these stories remind us that with perseverance, determination and hard work we can achieve goals that may seem impossible. Our pupils have role models that surround them, young and old, both in the UK and further afield, that should inspire them to strive to be the best that they can be.
The message from America this week was one of unity; we don’t all need to think in the same way to be able to work together. The most important lessons from the Inauguration Speech were that we should ‘treat each other with dignity and respect’ and that there are times when we need support for ourselves, and other times when we need to give support.
As a new chapter begins, we can only image the paths that our own children will take in their futures. Equipped with key core skills and the ability to communicate, lead, show initiative, collaborate and share kindness, we know that they have the tools required to make the most of any situation that they may choose to face.
Mrs Nicola Mitchell
Head of Woodbridge School Prep