Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Thursday 11 February 2021

Posted: 11th February 2021

Good morning, Prep School family,

It is Thursday! Where has this week gone? It seems to have flown by. . .

As today is ‘Thoughtful Thursday’ in our Highclare Prep Well-Being Week I thought I would share with you another Winnie the Pooh story. When I read it, it really made me think. I can relate to each character in the story and I am sure we have all felt like Eeyore or been a friend like Pooh or Piglet at some point in our lives. As you all know, I love a good story and this is about as good as you can get on so many levels. Please enjoy it as much as I do…

It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore.

“Hello Eeyore,” said Pooh.

“Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet,” said Eeyore, in a glum sounding voice.

“We just thought we’d check in on you,” said Piglet, “because we hadn’t heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay.”

Eeyore was silent for a moment.

“Am I okay?” he asked, eventually. “Well, I don’t know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That’s what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather sad, and alone, and not much fun to be around at all. Which is why I haven’t bothered you. Because you wouldn’t want to waste your time hanging out with someone who is sad, and alone, and not much fun to be around at all, would you now.”

Pooh looked and Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.

Eeyore looked at them in surprise. “What are you doing?”

“We’re sitting here with you,” said Pooh, “because we are your friends. And true friends don’t care if someone is feeling sad, or alone, or not much fun to be around at all. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are.”

“Oh,” said Eeyore. “Oh.”

And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.

Because Pooh and Piglet were there. No more; no less.

#HighclarePrepSchool #WellBeingWeek2021

Days of the year theme: Peppermint Patty Day, Get Your Guitar Out Day, Make A Friend Day and White Shirt Day

Quote of the Day: “The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind” – Dr Wayne Dyer

Friendly February calendar task (this month’s activities are based on friendship)

*Send an encouraging note for someone who needs a boost

TOP’s weekly activity: As it is Highclare ‘Well-Being Week’ – do something today for 30 minutes that makes you feel happy – it can be anything. . . please send me lots of photos!

Life skill of the day: Make some soup (with adult support)

Joke of the day:

Why do bees have sticky hair?

Because they use honey combs!

Fact of the Day:

Apple sauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts.

Sleeps til Santa: 316 days!

Three things I’m 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: story time, yoga with Miss Upham and reading in bed!

Enjoy your day and stay safe,


Mrs Bennett


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