For Fyling Hall alumni the start of February can mean only one thing, the start of the Six Nations! Old rivalries resume once again as England face Scotland in one of sports oldest fixtures, dating back to the late 1800’s. The start of the winter Olympics has drawn much interest as well, the introduction of artificial snow to ensure that the games go ahead has come under some criticism in recent weeks. Pupils will be hoping to stage their own mini games should it snow at Fyling Hall, whilst not quite the luge or 4-man bobsleigh, challenging yourself to make it all the way down to the bottom of Mrs White’s field, ten acres is no mean feat!
Spring is also a time for cross country running! Whilst there are always groans and moans of going for a run, pupils have already been asking when the House Run 2022 is taking place. Running, is simply one of the greatest tests of resilience and perseverance . . . qualities that we often hear about in the news, and just how important they are to possess, and employers look for in an individual. The question is how to develop such traits, in an ever-growing world of instant gratification we look for the quick fix. As the Olympic Athlete Dan Gable once said “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”
Let the old rivalries resume!
Marcus Coates, Head of Games