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Love what you do and do what you love

“Love what you do and do what you love!” 

I was blessed to find this little sentiment on my desk yesterday and it got me thinking…brace yourselves! 

Love 

noun 

  1. 1. 

a great interest and pleasure in something. 

Verb     

  1. 1. 

    feel deep affection for (someone). 

     

    I am truly blessed to experience lots of loves in my life.  I am loved and I love.  I love my husband, family and friends.  I LOVE Downton Abbey, Christmas and Sharks.  I love my job and most importantly, I love Ribbleton Avenue Methodist Junior School. 

    As I come to the end of my 3rd year as headteacher of this wonderful establishment, I can not begin to believe the whirlwind adventure I have been on.  As a school we have had some pretty tough moments, but the hard times have always been met with momentous moments or simple pockets of time that make me feel content and blessed to have been entrusted with the job of Head Honcho. 

    For some of you, this will be our final time together; your children will be leaving our Year 6 ready to embark on pastures new and for others, the journey is only just beginning.  As I have looked through our Year 6 memories and moments, I can’t help but feel pride and an overwhelming sense of love.  As educators our biggest fear is getting it wrong.  We know the role we have to play in ensure that the children entrusted in our care have a lifelong passion for learning, living and life.  We know the impact of our words and our actions and throughout our career we remain on the learning ladder ourselves, hoping that whilst at times we may get it wrong, much of the time we are getting it right! 

    Our children have lived through a time like no other; they have felt highs and lows we hoped they would never be subjected too but despite some dark times, I hope there has also been light.  Moments of light that have sparked a new hobby, interest, friendship or a love of something.  Throughout this entire pandemic, one thing has remained true for me and that is that I LOVE my job; it has been the driving force that has kept me sane and got me up in a morning.  Despite covid playing havoc with my personal health, as well as working life, I can honestly say that I have never felt more grateful than I do today.  I am one of the lucky ones who found a life that allows me to “Love what I do and do what I love!” 

    What do you love and why? 

    If you could do it all again, what would you change to find that true ‘love’ for life? 

    My advice to our children is to enjoy life and find things that make them happy.  Life can be tough at times which Covid has taught our future generation all too soon, but it can also be wonderful.  The simple pleasure of a sunny day, a walk through a meadow or reading your favourite book.  It is important to make it count and fill it with moments of love that sooth the heart and heal the soul. 

    I leave you for now with thoughts of sunshine, happy times and fun, knowing that you take my love and best wishes wherever you go.  Until September, stay safe RAMJS Family, and I look forward to feeling this wonderful, old building, brimming with love, both old and new, in our new academic year! 

Mrs Nickson

36 thoughts on “Love what you do and do what you love

  1. Mrs Nickson, I really like your post and I think that your post was really positive. This year has been very different but I still think it was good. I think you have been the best headteacher and I really appreciate that you have been my headteacher.
    From Pawandeep

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  2. To Mrs Nickson,
    I know the year has not been the same but there has been lots of good times like going swimming, raffle tickets and zooms. The year has gone fast, I miss all the worships and singing.
    From Aisha

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  3. Dear Mrs Nickson ,
    Since COVID ,I thought my love for things would change ,but it didn’t ,I just couldn’t see it anymore ,When I heard your message I realised my love for things didn’t change .Thank you so much for helping me realise that .
    From Zainab

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  4. I remember on my first day when my food was cold. I told Mrs Nickson and she helped me. That same day after Lunch I hadn’t finished my food so she said I should eat in the front of her office.

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  5. Dear Mrs Nickson,
    You know that you have been a very good headteacher past these years ,because for me you have been very kind , Also as I remember when we used to look at each other and start to smile .You gave me joy ! Your the best headteacher! I think I love this school as much as you do because you made it happier . Thank you for taking your time writing it , because of COVID you probably had a lot of stress but it’s okay ,you’ll get through it
    From Olivia

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  6. To Mrs Nickson
    Thank you for trying to make us happy .This pandemic has made life more stressful but with you here it has made it better.I loved the assemblies and worships .Thank you for everything !
    From Abi

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  7. To Mrs Nickson, I remember when you was in the disco and when you were putting songs on and it was funny. I’m excited about going into year 6. Have a good summer.
    From Remayah

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  8. It’s fun when you let us wear our own clothes and also let us go swimming. I remember at the Halloween and Valentines disco you were putting funny songs and dancing. Also Mrs Nickson is the best teacher ever.

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  9. To Mrs Nickson,
    It hasn’t been that great but there were parts in that are fun. I remember our worships that we did and when we were all able to be together in assembly. Thank you for looking after us and our amazing children. Keep it up.
    From Aisha

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  10. This academic year was unusual with so many self isolations and other stuff COVID brought but we had many good and funny moments like when Mrs Nickson would come into our classroom and say hello

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  11. Thank you for taking your time to write this. COVID has really been a pain in the head. So this year has been not that good however there have been some good parts. Also I like sharks too! Have a good summer.
    Raafahy

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  12. I remember when Mrs.Nickson danced in her office on a video , because it was nearly Christmas , and I remember that ‘ who’s behind the mask challenge . I remember when Mrs . Nickson was kind to me when I first came to this school. Thank you Mrs . Nickson! From Sky

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  13. Thank you for making me smile and making this school perfect. You are a really good headteacher. Mrs Nickson is kind, funny, fierce and a really good headteacher. I miss all of the assembly that you were in.
    From Khalsa

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  14. Dear Mrs Nickson,
    I know last year was not good for people and school because of COVID. But we have fun in 2021 in school with our teachers and friends. Have fun in this summer holiday

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  15. I love this school and I never want to leave but I have to. In COVID it is stressful but there has been good times in people’s lives. I hope you are having a good time in COVID like I sometimes am. You are a brilliant head teacher at Ribbleton.

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  16. Dear Mrs Nickson ,
    Thank you for the support in this pandemic .In this pandemic I realised the danger in this world and responsibilities for home . Thanks to God this could have been worse but it’s not that bad .
    I feel safe because they have COVID tests in school .Thank you for being my headteacher and you make me smile . I’ll miss you in high school .
    From Fatima

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  17. Dear Mrs Nickson,
    Since COVID, I thought my life had turned horrible but there have been some really good times though out this year and some bad times. But we should cherish all of the good times and love. Even though year 6 are leaving, we will always be one big, happy community and we will never forget the amazing headteacher that you have been.
    From Husnna

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  18. We love having you as our headteacher and we can’t wait to make more memories. And yes COVID has been tough but there have been good times as well. We will stay safe and I hope you have a good summer.
    From Lee.

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  19. I love turtles and I love animals just like you and I like art, PE and assemblies. I like this school a lot because Mrs Weddle, Mrs Bloor, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Nickson. Chloe

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  20. I remember when Mrs Nickson helped me and loved me when I broke my arm. She loved and supported me like one of the best headteachers. Me and Mrs Nickson had a very good time together. Keep up the good work!
    From Ahmed

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  21. To Mrs Nickson,
    Last year was probably the worst looking back at it. But even though COVID was there you were too.You have helped us so much I can’t thank you enough. Have a great summer.
    From Areeb 🙂

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  22. Well it’s the end of an era. A new chapter begin – Year 6. You have helped me so much. When I first moved into this school you made me smile. You still do. When I leave, everything is going to change. Miss Nickson is kind, funny and a leader of a perfect school.
    From Thomas.

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  23. I thank all of the teachers for helping me and I am thankful that all of my friends have been there for me too. I am happy that other people are happy.
    From Lacey

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  24. To Miss Nickson, I really appreciate everything that you have done for the whole school💕I really like how I can see you everyday in school. Keep on doing you, you are the best head teacher ever. Keep shining bright.❤️🥰 Jaime

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