A colleague of mine emailed me the above video clip. He wrote: "May we see our students as having great potential regardless of how they appear on the surface and help them pursue the dreams God has given them."
I cannot be reminded often enough that ordinary people always have extraordinary dreams.
PS: (I realize that my UK friends will have already seen this video, but I just saw it for the first time last week.) This gentleman, Paul Potts, went on to win the competition. A true testimony of a resilient dreamer who didn't give up.