Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Arts have the power to expand our vision of the world, to challenge our complacency, and to fill our souls with music. Whether it is an image in a photograph of light through autumn leaves, or the strains of a much loved pop song, or the moment of ‘absolute truth’ captured in a masterfully performed act of theatre, the artistic vision is one which can lift us out of the pettiness of our routine lives and can reveal the beauty of living. As we educate our students about mathematics and science and literature and commerce and geography, and as they also learn that life’s journey contains much that is painful and difficult, I hope too that we teach them to be artists, to see the world as it might be, and inspire them to reach for the stars.