Head of Junior School
These beautiful delicate flowers are just outside my office at school. A native small tree, the blueberry ash blooms in spring each year and turns a relatively ordinary tree into a spectacular show of pink, no doubt enhanced this year by the large amount of watering we have had in our gardens.
I love the way this humble tree has its moment in the sun, so to speak. No other flower is quite like it, and a close look brings out the real beauty. There’s a clear analogy here to each and every student at the College – all unique, most are just average for most of the time and that’s OK. But there are moments when if you look closely there’s a burst of beauty, a flash of joy and a gift of wonder. One has to stop and notice though, and this is not just for teachers but for parents, grandparents and carers.
This spring, stop to look closely, and celebrate the unique, the hidden, the temporary and the astounding.