H made me proud a couple of times the other week. We were invited into school in the morning to attend a strings concert. H started playing cello at the start of the academic year and he has taken to it well. Over the course of the year he’s taken two music medals and he performed a solo in this concert the school held. He wasn’t the only one who did that, but not every child did a solo, so it was quite an achievement. As well as doing that he played some pieces together with other children. I’m happy that he intends to continue with the cello next year and it can only be good for him to develop a musical skill.
The afternoon of the same day was sports day. H isn’t a naturally talented sprinter and struggles to keep up with some of his peers, but he did manage a third place in his obstacle race. I was more proud of him though for going back (after he’d crossed the line in a race) to encourage one of his best friends, who was running in a way behind the field to support him as he finished the race.
It was lovely to see so many skills and talents on display from H on the same day.