It has been a pleasure to welcome the School back this week after the Summer break and to witness the children embracing their lessons, sport and activities with bundles of energy and enthusiasm; happy faces are very much the norm as they share all that they have done on holiday, catching up with friends, whilst also settling back into the School routine. A very special welcome to our new Lambrook families; you have joined a very special community and I hope that you are starting to feel very much a part of the Lambrook family already.  

I spoke to the children this week, about each and every one of them having a unique part to play in the school’s happiness and success over the coming year. Whatever their gifts, abilities and skills, they all have a vital role to play in supporting one another and working as a part of a team. In the same way, each and every one of The England Cricket Team all played their part in leading England to victory over the summer, both in the World Cup and also in the Ashes Test at Headingley (the less said about this current Test the better!); even though Jack Leach only scored one run in the third Test, that specific run and his dogged contribution made all the difference to the team’s success. There were the obvious stars, such as Archer and Stokes, but without the whole team effort, and individuals all working to the best of their ability, the same result would have not been possible. And the same is true for us at Lambrook – it is not about who scores the most goals in a football match, or who is the leading role in the play or who raises the most amount of money for the sponsored run, rather, it is about achieving as a whole team, with each individual effort, no matter how big or small, truly making a difference. We enjoyed a most outstanding and exciting year last year and I am very confident in all that will be accomplished over the 12 months ahead at Lambrook.

It has been lovely to speak to many of you at the front of School in the mornings and I look forward to catching up with others over the next few weeks at the various information evenings and sports fixtures.

Jonathan Perry

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