Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Tuesday 8 December 2020

Posted: 8th December 2020

Good morning, Prep School family,

I have been thinking all weekend about what to write to you this week and I keep coming back to keeping it simple. So I thought I would share this video with you this week. It’s one of my favourite Christmas adverts again. Why do you think I have shared this with you and what extremely important message is telling us? My words cannot even begin to compare with this super powerful 3 minute video. Warning – even I needed my tissue box ready. . .

Days of the year themes for the coming week: There are some great ones this week!! 

Tuesday 8th December – Brownie Day, Lard Day and Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day

Wednesday 9th December – Pastry Day, Techno Day, Christmas Card Day and International Day of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday 10th December – Human Rights Day

Friday 11th December– Mountain Day, Have a Bagel Day, Noodle Day and Lost and Found Day

Saturday 12th December – Poinsettia Day, Gingerbread House Day and Mrs Bennett’s Christmas Tree Goes Up Day!!

Sunday 13th December – Violin Day, Day of The Horse, Hot Chocolate Day, World Candle Lighting Day and Choral Day

Monday 14th December – Monkey Day, Roast Chestnut Day and Bouillabaisse Day

Quote of the week: “No road is long with good company” -Turkish proverb


Do Good December calendar task (this month’s activities are based on doing good things for others):


Tuesday 8th December:

Do something helpful for a friend or family member

Wednesday 9th December:

Notice when you are bring hard on yourself – don’t be

Thursday 10th December:

Listen to others without judgement

Friday 11th December:

Be generous today

Saturday 12th December:

Buy an extra item of food and donate to a food bank

Sunday 13th December:

See how many different people you can smile at today

Monday 14th December:

Share a happy memory or an inspiring thought with a loved one

Sleeps til Santa: 17

Five things I am looking forward to today (thanks to Mrs Hinch for the inspiration): Can you try this each day? Remember, it focuses your mind on the positive and reminds us to show gratitude for things, no matter how small!

Today I am looking forward to: Stories around the Christmas tree, cookies, a bath, wearing my pyjamas and speaking to my family

Have an amazing week,

Stay safe



Mrs Bennett

PS- Just a reminder from last week’s Bulletin – thank you to those who have already spoken to Mrs Soen. There is still time for more of you to get involved.

Last year we developed a friendship with Roxton Nursing Home on the Birmingham Road – if you remember in school children, we made Christmas cards for their residents as many of them don’t have any family to see or to visit them. This year, we would like to do the same. So I am setting you a little task. Please can you make a beautiful card for a resident and write a message to them inside the card (best handwriting and spelling please)? I am waiting for their names and as soon as I have them I will share with you – please let Mrs Soen ( know if you would like a person to write too and we will make a list. It doesn’t matter if you make more than one card, in fact the more the better – for some of these residents, these maybe their only cards this Christmas. The staff last year were so touched by how the residents reacted to our cards that they were overwhelmed with emotion. What a small act of kindness that we can do to make such a huge difference to someone’s Christmas.

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