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Chip off the old block – tears and tears!

June 1, 2012

There are certain moments in your life when you just feel really proud – I’ve recently had one  of those moments!

My eldest daughter – Megan – is leaving school today – her A levels are coming up and by 22/6/12 school is done, that chapter is done and we move on to the next.

As is befitting the Upper VIth want to make an impression – or should I say leave an impression as they say farewell.  A bit of background the head of sixth is, to use one of their terms, a ‘Legend’ – he has inspired, cajouled, threatened, motivated and worked tirelessly for all the students over the last 2 years.  He has also been a fabulous user of quotes!

Back to the ‘Old Block’ – I have dabbled in the use of quotes over the years – looking back I remember sitting in planning and strategy meetings with Marriott – using quotes.  Before the major golf tornaments at The Forest of Arden I would have a quote of the day at the 7am briefing.  At David Lloyd Leisure in Hull I had a ‘tub of quotes’ (purchased from Successories in Boston) that was delved into at the end of the 9.30am briefing for the day so I guess that dabbled is a misnomer!

Megan and her team decided that as a an impression they would use their Head of Sixth quotes on A4 posters and stick these all over the school, with the aid of Face Book they then gathered more inspirational quotes to add to this, a logo was designed….

This stands for Wallace Massive!

Each quote has this logo on and then over 3,000 were copied – you’ll see the quotes later!

What is happening as I type is that 100 Upper VIth students dressed as Ninjas are sticking using Bluetack these quotes all over the school  – Head of Sixth is in a lesson.  His office will be a picture!  A book of the quotes has been produced for Mr Wallace as a memento!

I am sure that by the end of the day there will be tears – from the students and from the paper being removed – can’t miss  a pun like that!

The quotes…..

‘When you’re not (revising) remember, someone somewhere is (revising) and when you meet him, he will win’ – Ed Macauley

‘I’m so clever sometimes I don’t understand a single work of what I am saying’ – Oscar Wilde (Mr Wallace)

‘Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be ridiculous than absolutely boring’ – Marilyn Monroe

‘It’s alright Beth; you have other qualities’ – Kristian Phillips

‘If you have a social life, you’re not revising properly’ – Mr Wallace

‘Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance’ – Anonymous

‘If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologise’ – Muhammad Ali

‘Don’t trust farmers’ – Mr Wallace

‘If at first you don’t succeed, you’re like everyone else who went on to greatness’ – Patrick Combs

‘Go up to a Goth, tell it to smile’ – Mr Wallace

‘Logic will get you from A – B. Imagination will take you everywhere’ – Albert Einstein

The more you read,

The more things you’ll know,

The more you learn,

The more places you’ll go’ – Dr. Seuss

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life’ – John Lennon

‘I’m a great believer in luck, I find the harder I work the more I have of it’ – Thomas Jefferson

‘Sixth formers are like Yogi Bear, full of optimism and dreams, which is better than being Boo-Boo’ – Mr Wallace

‘Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind’ – Dr. Seuss

Don’t stop never give up, hold your head high and reach the top’ – S Club 7

If you’re not miserable, you’re not working hard enough’ – Mr Wallace

‘A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open’ – Frank Zappa

I will add a personal thank you to Mr Wallace – you have been absolutely fantastic and with your support and input Megan is definitely prepared for the next chapter in her life

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