What’s that you’re reading? – Mr. Jon Albert – Assistant Head (Enrichment)

What are you reading at the moment/What was the last book you read? Give a brief synopsis. What’s the main message of the book?

Usually, I enjoy reading crime novels with plenty of suspense such as those written by James Patterson. However, my latest book is gripping for another reason. Reading ‘Grit’ is about why passion and resilience are the secrets to success and achieving our dreams. Angela Duckworth describes the importance of these values and never have they been more important as we all overcome the challenges faced currently.

Would you recommend it to the Downsend community and why?

Everyone within our amazing community – staff, pupils, and parents – are demonstrating such resilience at the moment. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit of psychology and understanding how character and perseverance can open the door to success.



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