Pride is one of the seven deadly sins that many of us are guilty of, but am I truly sinful when I take pride and revel in the success of young people. It was my enormous pleasure to present the awards at the Selby Community Pride Event.
As a Headmaster I am truly beginning to understand the phrase: “my heart was swollen with pride”. Working with young people in the Read School and having the privilege to be part of the Selby Community makes this job the best one in the world and swells my heart with pride!
I am proud of our part within the community. The success and achievements I witnessed at the Selby Community Pride Awards show us how determination and pride in your achievements can support young people to become successful.
I hope that we can continue to support young people and continue to do our very best, as a community, to celebrate the wonderful things that occur in our community. The only sadness in an event like the Selby Community Pride Awards is that we have to choose winners; all the nominees deserved prizes, but I like to think that nomination is a prize in itself.
I hope that we nurture the belief that taking part and being part of a winning formula is prize enough, even if it is not the golden target. If we can instil this belief in our young people they will become part of an unbeatable community team that understands it is the joint communal effort that makes us all winners.
The Read School