Prep Headmaster’s Blog: The content of your character

In a week of significant change on the world stage, with the inauguration of President Biden, the departure of President Trump, and the historic appointment of Vice President Harris, our Prep school assembly, rather aptly, focused on the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 18th). 

Martin followed people who tried to change things in a peaceful way. He did not advocate anger or disruption. He was a brilliant orator and people listened and were moved by his words.

He wanted people to treat each other well, no matter what they looked like. He wanted people to speak up against unfairness of any kind, but never to be violent against others, even when they faced others who were very violent.

Martin’s most famous words have been used many times by many people. He said: ‘I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.’

  • What do you think Martin meant by ‘the content of their character’?
  • What do you think others would say was the content of your character?
  • Would you be pleased to hear what they said about your character?

For the moment, keep safe, stay kind and have a good week.

Mr Simon James