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Message from Head of Secondary

14 May 2019

Staying healthy during the exam period is vital to success.

  • Brian

Mens sana in corpore sano

With the external examination season in full flow (best wishes to all our Year 11 and Year 13 candidates), now may be an apt time to consider the above Latin motto attributed to the satirist and poet Juvenal. Literally translated as a ‘healthy mind in a healthy body’ the phrase is often used in educational and sporting contexts.

Staying healthy during the exam period is vital to success. The temptation to take little or no exercise, eat poorly and burn the midnight oil trying to learn material is often able to override our common sense and inner voice telling us to sleep! We’ve all done it. Revising into the early hours of the morning listening to Pachebel’s Canon in D Minor trying desperately to learn the microanatomy of the stomach before suddenly being awakened by a loud knock at the door telling you to get up for the impending exam…perhaps the music and topic were different, but, as I say, we’ve all done it and lived to regret it.

So, to all of our examinees: take some exercise, eat healthily and continue to plan your revision well. The light at the end of the testing tunnel is getting brighter and remember: do as I say, not as I did.