Wilson's School

Rudyard Kipling's 'If'

While not officially the 'school poem', Rudyard Kipling's 'If' was a favourite of the late Chairman of Governors and Old Wilsonian Lt. Col. Reggie Bowden (after whom the Bowden Room is named). He was so convinced of the poem's inspirational value to young men that at one time he had it printed up on cards and distributed to all the boys in the school. Sadly, not enough cards were printed for subsequent generations to have a copy, but you can now read it here and download a copy of the original to print and keep. (With thanks to Stuart Smith.)
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