It can sometimes be hard to get motivated in our day-to-day lives. For many, it is difficult to muster up the energy to be involved in new activities. It is easy to fall into a routine (perhaps even a rut) and settle into the familiarity of a ‘comfort zone’.
Fortunately, whether you are a student or a staff member, this is rather unlikely here!
At Brentwood, it is all about getting the most out of life. One of the least ominous definitions of contagion is: “The tendency to spread, as of a doctrine, influence, or emotional state”. At Brentwood, being active, involved, and a part of something greater, is simply part of the culture.
Even in the darkened days of January and February, our staff and students rarely sit down. There is too much to do and to see. People all around me are in a constant state of anticipation. They are coming from somewhere and heading somewhere else. Students and teachers are either scurrying to a basketball game or spilling out of the theatre after a performance. They are practicing an instrument or preparing for a dance. All around me there is laughter, movement, activity and passion.
The energy is contagious.
The Brentwood community knows that you get out of life what you put into it. Our entire ethos is one of opportunity and participation. Stepping out of my office into the hallway of our main academic block is like stepping into an explosion of energy. It us uplifting, inspiring and it becomes a part of you like some mucilaginous song that gets stuck in your head; the Brentwood rhythm.
At Brentwood College School every student is given to the opportunity to get the most out of life. It is part of the school culture to take up that offer and run with it.