This was the question I asked our Felsted Prep children during assembly this week. We spent time talking about the aspects of respect shown on a daily basis at school and here is the list of responses:
- Being kind to our friends
- Treating one another nicely
- Including everyone in games during breaktime
- Giving people time to finish their work
- Picking up litter
- Holding doors open
- Asking people how they are
- Offering to help friend and teachers carry heavy things
We then had a very short discussion about the most respectful superhero. This was fascinating and we had some wonderful answers that included Greek Gods and Goddesses! I wonder if you might be able to continue the discussion at home as you sit down for your next family meal - I would love to know your thoughts!
Respect as a value is something that we need to define and continue to develop. Like any other character trait, we can strengthen our understanding and deepen our commitment to being respectful, particularly during difficult moments. One young pupil explained that respect is when you congratulate someone else for winning when deep down you wish you could have won the prize. This sparked a great deal of thought in response.
I would like to express my thanks to the parents I have met with this week as we have been able to share respectful suggestions about our amazing school with the heartfelt goal of moving forward together. Meeting with our team of parent reps this week and some of our boarding parents has been such a joy!
A further expression of thanks goes to the careful drivers out there. We have had some traffic delays to contend with and I am grateful for the efforts to adhere to the systems we have in place. Can I say that dropping off in one place also helps enormously and I have noticed that there are some families who are car sharing already. This all helps towards meeting our sustainability pledge and I feel this will be an area of future improvements too.
With warm wishes to our Felsted families,
Head, Felsted Prep