It is so hard to believe that we have been back in school for 4 weeks and that we are just about getting used to our ‘new normal’. The children have been absolutely wonderful adapting to all of the changes, as have our families. School continues to be an oasis of calm, with the children feeling safe and working hard.
We completed our work on ‘Values’, with talking about ‘mutual respect.’ We were reminded that people are not just given respect, they must earn it. We looked at the definitions below.
Next we spoke about being different; we know it is okay to be different, and we thought of ways we are different. The children told me:
‘ It’s okay to wear glasses.’
‘It’s okay to have different colour hair.’
It’s okay to have different colour skin.’
My favourite came from a Year 4 girl- ‘ It’s okay to be unique.’
At St Columba we accept our differences and celebrate our uniqueness.