Carpe Diem – Seize the Day!

Elmhurst School for Boys

3rd September 2012

Welcome back to boys, parents and staff alike at the start of this new school year!

I am sure that you, like me, have been inspired by the extraordinary successes of the Team GB athletes this summer. I was lucky enough to be able to take the family to a couple of sessions of the main games (where I bumped into an Elmhurst family in fact!), and we were inspired by the efforts that every competitor from even the tiniest nation was making in his or her sport. What particularly overwhelmed me was how for most of the athletes, this one Olympics would be their one and only opportunity for Olympic, and global, glory. The window of opportunity for most sportsmen is so short. Each athlete must take their chance now, because it might not come again.

This is a scary but also enlivening thought for the start of a new year. I like all the boys to feel, to believe completely, that their time is now. Now is your chance to do your best, to try to be the best you can, to achieve to the best of your ability. Now is the time to take up a new sport, or musical instrument, or approach to your subjects.

September is a wonderful month and I wish you all the very best for an exceptional school year at Elmhurst.

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