Our Felsted Prep School assembly this week was superbly led by Mr Manley, our Prep Head of PSHE, on the theme of Anti-Bullying Day and kindness. As was the order of the day across the country, the whole Felsted community wore odd socks for the day. Why odd socks I hear you cry? Well, socks can help us express ourselves and are very much part of our personality. By making a small change to what we are wearing for the day, we are sending a clear message that different is fine! The array of colour that was apparent all day was fantastic and I applaud everyone for their endeavours and for entering into the spirit.
Mr Manley continued our message of kindness with the quote, ‘In a world where you can be anything …… choose kindness’. It is a language that we can all speak and show. He alluded to the fact that kindness is very much part of our British Values of Democracy - where we listen respectfully to everyone’s point of view and, Tolerance - where we are accepting of everyone’s backgrounds and beliefs. Mr Manley highlighted acts of kindness from the news and shared the board below from the London Underground - a wonderful poem that everyone appreciated. To celebrate kindness, with the artistic help of Felsted’s Miss Mitch, we have created a Kindness Tree in the Ross Hall, where all the children have been encouraged to go and post a random act of kindness they have seen or done.
Armistice Day was remembered on Monday 11 November in the Chapel and I am very grateful to the choir for singing so beautifully, our Senior CCF flag bearers and Brigadier Dobbie who addressed us all. A great time to reflect where thanks and remembrance were certainly honoured.