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Good things come to those who wait…

Dear Parents

Patience and hard work

Mr Fleet led this week’s assembly and Chapels on the themes of patience and perseverance. He told the children that good things come to those who wait but even better things come to those who work hard. There are numerous examples of successful individuals who had to wait and work exceptionally hard to achieve their goals: JK Rowling, Michael Jordan and James Dyson to name but a few.

It was also fascinating for the children to hear Mr Fleet talk about how hard he had to work and all the setbacks he faced to achieve his success as a swimmer. Although I regularly tease Mr Fleet about banging on about his swimming career at any opportunity, in reality he is incredibly humble and I had never heard about his achievements. James was the British Champion in 200m Backstroke in 1991 and 1992, competed in the Commonwealth Games final, won a bronze in the US Open and a silver medal in the Italian Open.  It is fantastic for the children to hear about the patience, determination and hard work that are needed to be successful.

Musical Performances

The music tour to Bournemouth last weekend was a huge success with Belmont musicians attracting huge audiences on Bournemouth Pier in glorious sunshine. I wanted to thank all the staff that gave up their weekend to look after the 87 pupils. On Wednesday we had another musical treat: the Lower School Concert was an opportunity for so many of our younger children to perform in front of a packed Jubilee Hall. There was a really lovely atmosphere and all the children performing should feel proud of the contribution they made in such a lovely event.

Finally, I thought I would share a couple of pictures with you. As we approach the start of the summer the grounds are just looking stunning and the rhododendrons are particularly spectacular.  I hope that the warm weather continues and that you all have a wonderful half term with your family.

Belmont in the Community

Earlier this week Miss Hockley took the Year 6 Danes to Knights Court nursing home. The children were just magnificent, providing musical entertainment for the residents as well as talking and playing board games with them. The ECB All Stars programme also continues this evening. The programme has proved really popular and Belmont staff have been coaching children from Belmont, Grimsdell and other local Mill Hill schools. Mrs Russo is also looking to build on our community links with our Year 8 pupils after their Common Entrance Exams so I look forward to telling you more about their projects nearer the time.

Finally, I thought I would share a couple of pictures with you. As we approach the start of the summer the grounds are just looking stunning and the rhododendrons are particularly spectacular.  I hope that the warm weather continues and that you all have a wonderful half term with your family.

Best wishes,

Leon Roberts