I am inspired to share this story after reading another story "The tale of a girl" by Tree that has been inspiring others in a few threads.
This story is true, I just heard this this afternoon, and happened in this area (Surrey), hence why I am re-posting this here.
I was at a sports centre this afternoon and sitting next to me was a dad whose child trains in my local club.
"Where is .... (his child's name), I have not seen him train since the start of Sept? ", I asked him.
"Oh, ... (his child's name) has started Uni.. he got Oxford Uni
, but he chose ....(another TOP university, better than Oxford for engineering!) instead", he answered.
I knew his son went to a local comp. He went on to tell me that his son "failed" his 11+ and didn't get into the very competitive local grammar school.
He went on to do very well at the local comp, then was later accepted by the grammar school for A level.
Last month, he started year one at one of the top universities in the world.
So whatever the outcome, do remember this story.
For good measure and to save you from searching for the other story, I am also re-posting it here. viewtopic.php?f=12&t=27146Link provided by Moderator.