Since the start of the Summer Term we have had a wonderful number of Beanbag Cheer nominations. Pupils from Year 3 to Year 8 have demonstrated the core values that we hold as important pillars of the education the children receive at Orley Farm. There are also many acts of kindness, selflessness and consideration for others that occur everyday which do go unrewarded, however, it does not mean that these are any less important than those that are recognised.
Today, as we acknowledge the 70th anniversary of VE day, we contemplated the importance of democracy and freedom and those who fought for us to be able to make decisions for ourselves. This does not mean being selfish, but having the flexibility of mind (our Thinking Skill for this half-term) to take on board others’ opinions and to understand other people’s point of view and individual situations.
Our pupils are exceptional at showing empathy and understanding together with pride and gratitude for what they have at Orley Farm. The number of pupils who have offered to act as guides at Open Morning this Saturday exemplifies this and we are very grateful.
A huge well done and thank you to those children who have had a very loud ‘Beanbag Cheer’ – be proud of yourselves as we are proud of you.