Recently, I came across this photograph and the story behind it made me pause and reflect. It is a story of friendship, altruism and kindness. Riley Watson, 10, was just 20 metres from the end of a cross-country race when he collapsed with a stitch. His classmate Julian Out (also 10) came to his rescue - carrying him in his arms. The gesture came during an inter-school race in Grimsby and was captured by a local newspaper photographer
Julian, a pupil at Allerton Primary School in Immingham, stated, "I'd rather not have won and helped my friend than leave him there."
Performance measures, league tables and data will be used to judge a school, but I believe that education is much more than this. It is about providing an environment and culture that promotes and celebrates the values so selflessly demonstrated by this young man. This is why at TTC, I am proud to see on a daily basis our students: holding doors for each other; being polite; displaying kindness; celebrating each other’s achievements and quite simply, doing the right thing!
It has been a very busy term and I wish you all a very pleasant Easter break.
Mr M Muldoon