Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Tuesday 30 June 2020

Good morning, Prep School family,

I hope you are well. What a cold and blustery day! I cannot believe the contrast with this time last week! Last week, we were all having picnic lunches outside at school, I was in a summer dress, sandals and drinking plenty of cold water whilst at school. Today, I was on duty cradling a cup of coffee, wearing a hoodie, long sleeved top, coat, gloves and a hat! I think it is fair to say that I was a little bit chilly! Its nearly July! Where has the sun gone?

I thought I would share another short story with you today. I love the meaning of this one. What do you think it is telling us and why do you think I am sharing this tale with you today?

There were two friends walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand;

“Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone;

“Today my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him;

“After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?”

The other friend replied;

“When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Life skill of the day: Can you revisit your skills of making a cup of tea?

Day of the year themes: ‘Social Media Day’ and ‘Meteor Watch Day’. . . today is a quiet day!

Thunk of the day: Remember, Thunks are unusual questions that are designed to make you think. There are no right or wrong answers -just your answer. The only rule is that you must be able to justify and explain your answer. You cannot just say the first thing that comes into your head. Really think about the question and discuss with your family!

Question: Would you have your sense of humour removed for a million pounds?

TOPS activity of the week:

Draw a face out of cardboard with ears and no hair. Can you find as many different and exciting hair styles as possible? Maybe experiment with a beard or a moustache? Earrings?

Quote of the Day: “When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.” – Anonymous

Joyous June calendar task: Make a list of the joys in your life (and keep adding to them).

Sleeps til Santa: 177

Have a terrific Tuesday,

Mrs Bennett 😊