Mr Richards words Autumn week 11
In assembly this week, Ms Ruddick took us through the importance of staying physically and mentally healthy in our daily lives. She talked us through the NHS’ programme - 5 ways to wellbeing. These are; to connect with your community, be active, both physically and socially. Notice when things are going well and try to appreciate the moment, and notice things are not and realise it will pass. Keep learning and give back to the community. These are such helpful lessons for us all and lessons that play a key part in many religions.
Over the last week or so, Year 7s have been giving their Langar gifts of a free cake to staff and students. This was such a lift to my day when I saw a beautifully packaged cupcake on my desk with a little note about the Langar; the Sikh tradition of giving free food to all as a symbol of their belief in the oneness of humanity. That little kind act really does have a knock on effect to those around us.
Our Jewish communities are also celebrating Hanukkah this week, where they remember the victory of religious freedom and the miracle of a single day’s worth of oil lasting for 8 days in their newly liberated temple. I do like the message of this festival; that a little light can go a long way. If we do our best to give back to our community and offer a little light to others then we will all be in a brighter place.
I hope you have a great weekend.