Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

I hope everyone had a good weekend, even though it was rather blustery!

Last week we were focusing on our Christian Value of the half term – Courage, and we learnt how we can be brave in so many different ways, and we don’t need to be a superhero to be brave!

As a school, we have 6 core Christian Values, one of which I think is kind of an umbrella that encompasses all values – and that is Respect!  We talk about respect a lot in school – as it comes in many different forms: Respect for yourself, Respect for others, Respect for School…..and when we discuss it and children explain what it is – they often say “Respect is treating other people how you wish to be treated”.  Which I think are wise words!

In school we learn about other countries and cultures and we discuss how we are all different, but yet all the same and we celebrate the diversity of the world.  We appreciate that this wonderful world is amazing because of it’s diversity, and because of it’s differences.  So this week I would like to think about differences and diversity – and here is a story that makes a good introduction…as stories can help us to understand the world!

Here are some questions for you to think about from the story:-

What is the main problem in the story?

How is the problem solved by the end of the story?

What is the message and lessons learnt in the story of “Mixed”?

For me, the story has made me think what a boring world it would be if we were all the same, and how wonderful it is that we are all different, in so many ways!  But that we should always treat each other respectfully, irrespective of our differences. Here is a song that helps to teach us how to get along …

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,

Thank you that you made us each different from each other,
yet each the same in some ways.
Help us to love the differences in other people.

Help us to be kind to those around us.
Help us to think about the needs of other people.
Please help us to seek to live in peace.
Amen.