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If at first you don't succeed: Baroness Bull's Colton Memorial message

Not short of insightful talks since the last newsletter, students also enjoyed this year’s Colton Memorial lecture from former Royal Ballet dancer and creative director of the Royal Opera House, Baroness Bull, from the comfort of their classrooms.

Projected around the school live, Baroness Bull reflected on how to live with risk and make friends with failure, or as she preferred to call it, “success in progress”. From her twenty years as a professional dancer, Baroness Bull learned that “practice is the only route to perfection” and that “only through failing do you learn what works and what doesn’t”. What valuable lessons for us all, especially coming from such an outwardly extraordinarily successful individual.  

You can watch the lecture in full here.