Friday, 18 May 2012

Wise words

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.  

10 comments:

Kirsty.a said...

What a tragic story.

Cheri said...

It's a sad story, but a great quote.

Sian said...

This is very moving Deb, very moving.

Alison said...

I'm glad the school has come up with such a good idea to commemorate her too-short life
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

My heart goes out to her family and all those who feel her loss. Teenagers have such little sense of mortality - it's so scary.
Hugs,
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Such a waste! How wonderful that she will be remembered with such a positive commemoration.

Sandie said...

That's a lovely way to remember her. And such a positive quote that we should all embrace.

Amy said...

It is a beautiful quote Deb. :-)

Rhona said...

What a tragic loss for her family and the school community. What a great way for her memory to live on and I really like the quote used.
xx

Karen said...

Such an apt quote x