Cambridge University Students
What can you do? Who will you be? I hope that none of you ever feel that your gender, ethnicity or background will ever hold you back.
You should aim high and, with ambition and hard work, go as far as you can. I was inspired this week by this picture of a group of young black men taken at Cambridge University, where they are all studying.
When asked why they had the photograph taken they said they had taken it because: ‘Young black men don’t grow up thinking they’ll make it here. They should.’ They were particularly keen for this photograph to be shared with school-aged students in the hope of inspiring more students to apply to the top universities and to be ambitious and never to think that their background will be a barrier to anything.
We are going through a series of elections including the local and mayoral elections this week and the general election on the 8th June (the latter has caused us to move our Year 10 Parents’ Evening back by one week to Thursday 15 June).
Please pray for our leaders, we need good people to lead our country and to focus on social justice and the needs of our school and community. I am very proud of all our students who are involved in politics, including our school elections, in order to play their part in trying to build a better future.
Fr Geoffrey Hargreaves
We were very sorry to hear the sad news of the death of Fr Geoffrey Hargreaves, Parish Priest at Holy Trinity, Bilston, until last year. Mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul on Wednesday