Assembly

Today’s assembly theme was ‘Caring for the oceans’, with a particular focus on the increasing levels of plastic within the world’s water. Whilst an important message for everyone, the theme was of particular relevance for Year 4 (who studied ‘Blue abyss’ during the first half of the term) and for Year 6 (who have studied coastal features and will be visiting Hengistbury Head tomorrow).

Thought of the week

This week’s thought is all about compassion, one of the character traits that we look for within our Character Award Program. In assembly today we learned how one shopkeeper from India had set up a school under a bridge, using his own money to buy materials for learning. Amazing compassion for those in need. We also realised that we cannot be compassionate without paying attention to others, trying to understand their situations, thoughts and feelings.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

This week’s thought came from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, pioneer of the world wide web. The children learned about this significant Briton during today’s assembly and considered that he showed a high level of inter-dependence, grit, curiosity, trust and courage on the path to his amazing achievements.

‘We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.’

Sir Tim Berners-Lee