…………….at Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy

2015 – Oct 2019

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’
Nelson Mandela

‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.’
Barack Obama

‘They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’
Andy Warhol

‘I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.’
Mother Teresa

‘No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.’
Madonna

‘Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.’
Ovid

‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’
Malala Yousafzai

‘To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.’
Winston S. Churchill

‘True life is lived when tiny changes occur.’
Leo Tolstoy

‘Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.’
Martin Luther King Jr.

‘All is flux, nothing stays still.’
Plato

‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
Mohandas Gandhi

‘Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.’
― Confucius

‘How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’
― Anne Frank

‘Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.’
― Stephen Hawking

‘Nothing happens unless something is moved.’
― Albert Einstein

‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’
― Charles Darwin

Some see change as a thing to fear or dread, instead of it being an adventure that has the potential to improve their life. Nothing stays the same, all things change, it is the one thing we can rely on. It is happening all the time, so it’s important to embrace it. Some changes occur beyond our control, which we must accept, but others we can make happen, and for the better, if we can just make the decision to do it.

In the Tao Te Ching (Chapter 64) Lao-Tzu wrote, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, and during the course of the last few years a collection of ‘single steps’ have made a significant difference at Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy. With six large projects by myself, accompanied by numerous structural and painted contributions from Site Manager Matt Hassall, magnolia walls and notice boards have disappeared and in their place a colourful and stimulating environment has emerged. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Rowlatts Mead, but what an exciting appearance it has now!

Here’s the ‘Before’………

…….. and here’s the ‘After’………

 

Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy, Balderstone Close, Leicester LE5 4ES