Reading:- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Numeracy:- How far can I tow my caravan on a full tank of diesel before I need to stop at a service station?
‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.’ Aesop
It is truly amazing to think that daily, our actions and words can affect hundreds of people. It is easy to think that a small gesture will never be noticed and therefore, why do we bother? It is easy to think that a negative comment or expression isn’t that serious and therefore, why not do it?
This week, I would ask you to think about those small things we do every day. The signals we send out which can help someone on their way to a great day or a really bad day. How politeness, empathy, compassion, friendship and support really can help to bring someone out of a spiral of negative thoughts and poor choices. You never know, it might also make you feel good about yourself.
In the week ahead, look for the opportunities to hold a door open, say please and thank you, ask someone if they are OK, encourage your friends to do the right thing, model good behaviour so that the younger ones know how to get it right and remind anyone who is making the wrong choices that we don’t do that here and that we live in a community where we look out for and support one another.
This week I would like to pass on my thanks and congratulations to:
• everyone involved in making 6+6 last weekend fabulous. Best of luck for tomorrow morning!
• the A Level Spanish students who went on the conference to London.
• the Year 7 students and staff who went to Marrick priory – it was fabulous!
• The Year 12 geographers at Hunstanton.
• everyone involved in the Readathon.
• Ben Saunders, the polar explorer, for his inspirational presentation and advice.
• everyone involved in both organising and watching the young Shakespeare performance.
• EBCE’s Year 5 visit and work in our Design Technology department.
• everyone who came to the Year 11 revision and support session last night and to the staff for putting this on.
• the Year 11 students working hard in their food practical exam.
• the Year 12s who went to the Norfolk coast to look at coastal management and caught a crab!
Another great week. Thanks for your hard work and don’t forget to treat others how you would like to be treated.
Enjoy your weekend.