Someone asked me this week where my inspiration comes from for
these musings.... well it can come from almost anywhere; often
the radio; sometimes events in the calendar; or it might be something
someone says to me - all of the above and more can trigger my
random thought processes...
This morning, I happened to catch a bit of a programme where
an inspirational teacher was helping her teenage girl students
to realise that there is more to life than aspiring to be 'a
celebrity' and trying to change your body image by artificial
means... She was encouraging them to find out about real life
role models - women doing interesting and challenging careers
and the girls organised a conference for other teenagers where
they could come together and hear at first-hand what life was
like for these impressive adults. The results were immediate
and amazing. Suddenly these 'Essex girls' - (and they came from
Billericay!) were talking about wanting to take up the Law, or
to be in the caring professions or to become magazine editors.
It brought it home to me again what a truly wonderful vocation
teaching can be and how much it matters that a young person comes
up against the right sort of teacher (and the right sort of role
Those of us who were fortunate to see the St Chad's school production
of "The Lion King" will have had another glimpse of
how inspired teaching and leadership can improve and enrich the
lives of our children. Well done Mrs Yeomans, Miss Scarrott ,
Mrs Hawkins and everyone who had the original vision and helped
with this amazing production.
Well done too, to all who helped with the Church Fete. The rain
poured and the wind blew but did that discourage you? - No!!
Even if the event was a little altered by not being able to be
on the playing field, by your amazing efforts it was still a
significant financial success and I am told that everyone enjoyed
themselves too - especially the Town Cryer!
Now the School year is finished, the holidays stretch ahead and
St Chad's Holiday Club is running on August 9th and 10th. Please
make sure you get your registration forms filled in and returned
to Colin Ringrose or Gladys Jones. This year has an 'Olympic',
sports theme and lots of fun is being planned with crafts and
activities to help us think about 'Team Jesus' as well as 'Team
GB'. Let's hope that (eventually) we get some summer weather
to help us really enjoy our times of rest and recreation - and
of worship and work!
May God bless and inspire you