Our first Assembly of Pastoral Week inspired us with a presentation from visiting speaker Captain Justin Packshaw MBE. He explained the power of enthusiasm and its role in personal success; belief, motivation, excellence (ie being the very best version of yourself) and, crucially, having fun while doing it.  Knowing that Captain Packshaw's determination and optimism have seen him achieve some incredible feats was particularly motivating.  These include: winning the Bollinger Award for outstanding crewman during the 1989/90 Whitbread Round-the-World yacht race and replicating Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctica expedition, during which experience he dived in icy waters teeming with deadly leopard seals.