Last week, 11th – 15th November, was national Anti-Bullying week. At OGS we believe that children should feel safe and comfortable in their environment so we used the assemblies to reinforce the message.
Tuesday’s assembly was about differences and how it is perfectly OK to be different. The children, and staff, were encouraged to wear odd socks to help get the message across that it really is OK to be different and that we should be proud of who we are.
On Wednesday the assembly focussed on being kind to one-another and how very simple acts of kindness can make a huge difference to both the giver and the receiver of the kindness.
Thursday’s assembly looked at respect, what it means, who we should respect and how we can show respect. The school agreed that everyone should be respected, all the time. Manners are a key part of respect and the children were encouraged to remember how they could show this.
Friday was Year 4’s assembly and concentrated on gender equality. Boys can play netball and girls can play football, boys can like dolls and girls can like Lego, boys can wear pink and girls can wear blue. The key message was to be yourself and do what you believe in rather than follow others because you believe you have to..
The week’s assemblies reinforced the caring ethos of the school and helped focus minds.
Mr Keith Burke