Being Proactive at Prep School

Each week the Prep School pupils focus on one of the School’s seven Leadership Principles. This week they are looking at ‘Being Proactive’ and asking themselves questions such as:

  • Am I a responsible person?
  • Do I take initiative?
  • Can I choose my actions, attitudes and moods?
  • Do I blame others for my wrong actions?
  • Do I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking?

The teachers will be encouraging all our pupils to become more pro-active and inspiring them with stories about people who have suffered challenges but still maintained the right attitude. One incredible true story examines three disabled climbers who succeeded in climbing El Capitan,a rock formation in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Their incredible assent took five days and four nights, living and sleeping on a vertical rock face.
Mr Steve Foster, the Director of Co-Curricular at Prep School, would like all students to learn from the experience of these climbers. Pete who was born with only one arm decided that he was not going to let this challenge stop him achieving his goals.  “It’s all about attitude and about perception”, he explains. “What do you really perceive as hard? Having one arm is a pretty minor inconvenience really….the right attitude and one arm, beats the wrong attitude and two arms every time!”