Prefect Thought for the Week #2: Lottie Jordan
The Bubble Team has decided that all ‘Thoughts for the Week’ this year will be published alongside a picture of that Prefect when they were in Year 7…
Good Morning School,
Often in secondary school you get asked the same questions about your future over and over again. Where do you want to go to university? What do you want to be when you’re older? What are you going to do in order to get there?
I came across a story about a boy named James. James survived a rare life-threatening disease at the age of just 13, one he was told he was probably going to die of. His experience made him realise that he had been given a second chance, and he wanted nothing but to live a full life that he had been gifted with. He did this by spending his time well and by focusing on what really matters. He set up a charity called “Time well spent” where he organises trips and tours for those who live in poverty, are homeless, dealing with abuse or family issues. This story made me think of setbacks I have had during my school career, not making the sports team or getting a bad grade; something which probably occurs to us as students at least a couple of times. James did something that a lot of us couldn’t do; he overcame his problems and bounced back and did the right thing. He did this by spending his time well and productively.
So let’s return to those big questions: Where do you want to go to university? What do you want to be when you’re older? What are you going to do in order to get there?
I am focusing more on the last question here, about what you are doing right now in order to get to the places you want to when you’re older. It is what we do now at school that will shape us in the future to maximise the full potential that we as individuals have. The past does not define your future, so spend the time that you have now well.