Children leaning against the statue

Headmaster’s Notes: Tomorrow will be a good day

5th February 21

Joining in the doorstep applause in Winchester and across the country on Tuesday, or simply pausing for quiet reflection this week, we honoured Captain Sir Tom Moore and his extraordinary efforts in raising millions for the NHS and, perhaps more importantly, the inspiration he gave us all during this time of historic adversity. Such was his impact, he generated a surge of emotion in so many of us such was the way he touched our lives.

With talk of creating a lasting memorial to Captain Tom, I believe that the most powerful tribute we can give this great national figure is by never forgetting the legacy that he has left us; in galvanising the humane spirit that he came to represent.

At Prince’s Mead we will continue to champion his values, so many of which I have also witnessed amongst our School community, and those that we have always held so close to our hearts: courage, optimism, dignity, modesty, good humour, resolve and civic virtue. These timeless characteristics also hold relevance as we mark Children’s Mental Health Week. In the words immortalised by Captain Tom himself, if we continue to celebrate these virtues in all that we do, particularly at this point in time, then “tomorrow will be a good day”.

Mr Peter Thacker