March 1, 2010
“Believing in yourself is not for you; it’s for every person who has touched your life in a significant way and for every person your life will touch the same way five minutes from now, or five centuries from now.”
We have just finished two weeks of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The world came together as athletes demonstrated their personal best. They triumphed through unkind weather conditions and worked through personal tragedies. But in the end, they came together and celebrated their success!
As a country, we garnered our personal best and earned 14 gold medals. We demonstrated pride in our country, rolled with the spring like conditions and poked fun at ourselves as a “mime” was needed to raise the final arm of the Olympic torch.
Small towns throughout the country celebrated as proud parents, relatives, neighbours and former teachers, spoke with pride about the determination of young athletes and how their journey was one of hard work, but it was definitely worth it.
The opening and closing ceremonies showcased some amazing Canadian talent. We combined music, humour and hometown favourites. My personal favourite was Michael Buble.
What have we learned from the Olympic games? I have learned if we want excellence then we have to work hard. If we believe in ourselves then we are capable of greatness and it takes a team approach to reach all of our goals.
Our students need to continue to see themselves as extraordinary learners, talented student athletes and good citizens.
I believe in the students, staff and school community of Wilfrid Jury.
As a result of watching and hearing about the Olympics over the past 2 weeks, what have you come to believe about yourself, your life, your school or your community. Tell me about it. Share your ideas. We’d love to read about them.