This morning I visited Hurst Hill Primary School, Coseley, where year 6 gave a short show during morning assembly. It brought tears to my eyes.
Why? Sure my son was in the team that presented, but that wasn’t really the main cause. You see, they sang about things we adults have somehow forgotten. They sang Des’ree’s ‘Love can save the day’. Click on the link to the left and listen to the words.
This downturn will be with us for years, things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better. And there will be false dawns along the way. To get through it, and I do mean through it because we cannot avoid it, as the song says we will need love (our families, our businesses), determination; we need to be bold, tough, wise, strong, and calm in adversity; we need to challenge the future; we need to see further than our short term problems.
The toughest part of all? Sitting there my chest out with pride listening to how our kids are telling us they intend to live their lives but feeling that my generation has let them down, massively.