“I would like to thank you all for your support over this first week. It has been wonderful to have the school full of pupils again as we endeavour to return to normality.

“At the moment, patience will be required due to restrictions on pupil groupings but nevertheless it has been a huge step in the right direction. The pupils themselves have been in fine form and have breathed new life and energy into the school buildings that have lain empty for so many months.

“In year group assemblies this week, I referred to a podcast interview with Goldie Sayers as part of the ‘Don’t Tell Me The Score’ series. Goldie was a King’s Ely pupil in the late 1990’s who went on to win an Olympic Bronze medal for the javelin in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Injury robbed her of a chance of a Gold medal in the 2012 London Games, when she was one of the favourites. Despite narrowly missing out on the ultimate prize, Goldie had a very refreshing attitude whilst reflecting on her career. She said she had very few regrets because she was confident that she had “given her all” to being the best athlete she could possibly be. “I cannot regret giving 100%. You have complete control over your attitude… consistent efforts on a daily basis all add up.”

“This idea of consistent effort on a daily basis is the challenge to all. Everyday effort adds up. All the very best.”

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