Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Prizes All Round!

The end of another highly successful and fun year at Holy Cross saw all our girls’ achievements in class and on the sports field celebrated in full. It was the turn of the Infant girls first as they received their badges in the morning’s Assembly from delighted staff.

In the evening we held our annual Prize Giving, the guest speaker at which was Sarah Thomas, GB hockey bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympic games, now retired but with 134 caps to her name! She gave a fabulously inspirational and motivating speech to our girls which highlighted the importance of 4 main things Miss Thomas had attributed her success to,

  1. Love learning – anything and everything, be curious, want to know more all the time!
  2. Break big goals down into smaller, manageable chunks.
  3. Embrace failure and learn from it; accept you will not win everything or be top all the time.
  4. Have self-belief even in the darkest times find a small positive.

We all listened intently - girls, staff and parents - and could do ourselves no harm trying to abide by these four pointers!