My fellow Lions (that’s not just directed at all the marvellous students within our House, but also the staff AND the parents) let me welcome you to what promises to be a fun-packed year here at Passmores Academy. Now me being a PE teacher, I love my sport. HOWEVER, gone are the days when House competitions were just sport, sport…. &, oh, a little more sport. From this day on I am confident that we can all further develop our creative thinking, our artistic ability & our academic strengths. Through our diverse range of challenges & events, there will be far more scope for EVERYONE to not only be involved, but also to gain a huge amount from these individual experiences. To name but a few activities on this year’s calendar we have: Poetry Competition, Spelling Bee, Maths Challenge, Get Ready Sew and Ready Steady Cook.
After six consecutive wins, the pressure is on. I know we will have a tough year ahead as Dragon, Griffin and Unicorn will be working harder than ever to win the title at the end of this academic year.
We should respect our fellow competitors but never fear them
We should never lose sight of the importance of teamwork
We should remember that our own individual effort added to that of another’s and another’s will see the whole House succeed
We should keep in our minds that a game is never lost until it is declared over
We should enjoy what we do and play by the rules
We should give our best in all we are asked to do
If….We do all this
We will all be winners in own right
Remember individuals do not win trophies, teams win trophies.
Some Houses want it to happen but Lion make it happen.
I will conclude in stating that, as Head of Lion House, my door is always open and together I am sure we can conquer any obstacle that may lie in our way.