The first exam season for three years is successfully underway and we hope for a good outcome when the results are published. It seems from their general demeanour, that for most of our students, the arrival of exams has actually come as a relief. This is hardly surprising as we have a tendency to exaggerate the awfulness of an event which we are dreading. We play it through in our mind and imagine the worst so the reality is often a pleasant surprise. This tendency to catastrophise has been made much worse by the pandemic. This makes the celebration of festivals like Lag B’Omer all the more important. It was lovely to see boys and girls taking time out in the sunshine to relax and have a good time and focus on something other than academic work for a few hours.
Wishing you all a Good Shabbos.
Mrs K Brice
Hasmonean High School for Girls