King's St Alban's

22 January

Pupils enjoy thought-provoking assembly

King’s St. Alban’s enjoyed a very atmospheric and thought-provoking assembly in the Cathedral quire on Wednesday. Atmospheric because the only lighting in the quire was the lamps that so magically illuminated the space. The children gazed around in awe just prior to the service, soaking up the amazing aura. Our Growth Mindset words this term, respect and responsibility, came to the fore in Doctor Dorsett’s talk. He encapsulated these dispositions in a famous speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King. The main part of it runs as follows:

“If you want to be important, wonderful.

If you want to be recognise, wonderful.

If you want to be great, wonderful.

But recognise that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.

That’s a new definition of greatness.

And this morning, the thing that I like about it:

by giving that definition of greatness,

it means that everybody can be great,

because everybody can serve…”

The children were congratulated by Dr. Dorsett for their enthusiastic singing, no doubt inspired in no small measure by our recent house singing competition. All part of the varied and lively experience the children enjoy at KSA!