Letter to the Blue Army from our Head Prefect

28 March 2020

Letter to the Blue Army

Day 2 of the Lockdown, and today I thought about you. In the words of Charles R. Swindoll, “Battles are won in the trenches, in the grit and grime of courageous determination; they are won day by day in the arena of life.”

It is in the thick of the trenches that we all must dig deep. It is during these times of immense discomfort that we must unify as never before. Keeping positive even if all around us pandemonium reigns.
Adhering to instruction and commands in the thick of confusion and uncertainty is paramount, otherwise order and control is lost to actions bound by fear, resulting in chaos and mayhem.

It is only human, at times like this, to have our minds wander back to the places and things familiar to us. The shrill sound of the bell signaling the end of another school day, raucous camaraderie of binding war cries, metal studs on steps steeped in history and proudly run by so many before us.

….Come the day, and come the hour, feel the power and the glory, we’ll fight until we can fight no more….

The small and somewhat insignificant routines and arduous regulations like, having your name badge on, walking from lower campus to upper campus, will seem like a simple privilege, now that they have been taken away from us.

….Together standing tall, hearts of steel and heads of knowledge, now and never to be broken….

It is only a matter of time until we will be together again, sharing these simple pleasures we might have taken for granted, and wearing our blazers with pride and unity once more.

Vernon Matongo

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