I spoke to the children in Monday’s assembly about my incredible experience at the World Cup Final, having the privilege of witnessing one of the greatest and closest sporting contests of all time at Lord’s on 14th July. With neither team deserving to lose, England’s bravery and good fortune enabled them to win the World Cup for the first time by the narrowest of margins. Three Belmontian children also had the incredible honour of being team mascots. Lucy held England’s Chris Woakes’ hand and Olivia and Sam stood next to Mitchell Santner and Ross Taylor respectively.
More importantly, I talked to the children about how sport and cricket in particular can teach us a huge amount about life. In sport you will have ups and downs and it is how you respond to the disappointment that matters. Playing cricket can teach us the value of hard work, concentration, strategy and planning (England are still working on this in relation to Steve Smith) mental toughness, empathy and teamwork. The last point on Cricket is to congratulate all of our Australian families on their team’s retention of the Ashes.
London to Paris bike ride
I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents involved in the London to Paris bike ride. They had a wonderful time by all accounts and showed great teamwork and resilience to help one another reach the Eiffel Tower. They are already planning their next adventure. Well done to everyone involved but special thanks go to Mr Perrin and Mr Fleet for taking the lead on this event. The event has raised over £17,000 towards the Sports Hall campaign and if you would like to support it [CLICK HERE]
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.