Tuesday, 29 June 2010
I started the day at Carr Manor High School...
I had been invited by my colleague Simon Flowers, headteacher at Carr Manor High School and Specialist Sports College, to the Celebration Assembly launching their Robinson House with Jason Robinson, the Great Britain, England, Barbarians, Wigan, Sale Sharks and World Cup winning rugby player. Carr Manor High School currently has three houses named after Fred Trueman, Billy Bremner and Jane Tomlinson which have been in place since the move to their new building in September 2006. The school has grown by more than 200 students since then and needed a fourth house to continue its great work on coaching as part of the entitlement for every student.
Jason Robinson was born in Harehills and went to school at Harehills Primary School and Merlyn Rees High School. Jason is a brilliant role model who spoke to the students with real passion and commitment about his life and how he had become successful world class rugby player. His regret was that he didn't do well at school and he encouraged all the students to work hard and achieve at school and in life.
It was an inspiring story and a great start to the day.