A few months ago one of the 14 year old girls who went to the school at which I work, died in an accident on a railway line. Where I live there are a few un-manned railway crossings where there is simply a gate and flashing lights to warn pedestrians of approaching trains. This rather brilliant young lady had become complacent about the amount of time it took to cross the track and in a moment of misjudgement, lost her life. She was a girl who had such promise and was well liked by students and staff alike. Whilst being a talented scholar, she also had a tremendous sense of fun and it is so wrong that in the blink of an eye, she is gone. As a school we wanted to commemorate her life and use her as an inspiration for others and it was decided that from this year forward we would have a school award in her name to be given to other students who contributed to the school and community as she had done. We asked her friends and family for a quote that we could have engraved on the award and they came up with this, from Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Wise words that we should all remember.