Pause 4 Thought – 26 June 2020

Since my message to you last week, we have seen our local area shaken by the tragic incident on Saturday evening, which cut short the lives of three men, devastating their families and friends. That one of them was a teacher at The Holt School, with whom a number of our staff, students and families have close links, made it all the more shocking to many of us. I am sure that you will join me in sending condolences and sympathies to all those affected.

Events such as these often lead us to reflect, and to consider our own lives, remembering that our time in this life is finite. Important, therefore, that we seek to spend that time well, to live that life fully and to encourage others to do likewise. I therefore kept my planned assembly for this week, in which I reminded the students that, to be full of vitality & zest for life, we need to pay attention to three main areas of ourselves, which are interconnected:
– The body

– The mind
– The spirit

I also shared with them the story of Heidi, a timeless tale of a little girl whose zest for life truly enhanced the lives of those around her. We closed our assembly with this reflection:

The more you give, the more you get,

The more you laugh, the less you fret,

The more you do unselfishly, the more you live abundantly,

The more of everything you share, the more you’ll always have to spare,

The more you love, the more you’ll find,

That life is good, and friends are kind,

For only what we give away, enriches us from day to day.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs D-C