Assembly 8 2 21
Beginning of a new day, a new week. There is always hope in beginnings, in the promise of a fresh start, of what might be, of what we can do.
We are beginning something today at this assembly, something many of us have been working on for the last few weeks to help us make the most of school online. It is called the 3 minute challenge.
Many people have found that online school is tiring with most of the day spent in front of a screen….so we wondered was there something we could do to help motivate and energise people?
Each challenge will take no longer than 3 minutes. Some will have a brief ‘explainer’ which you can watch/read before the challenge if you so wish.
Every morning , from Monday to Thursday , a new challenge will be given out at assembly.
Just click on the link, follow the instructions and complete the challenge.
If you complete all the challenges you will go into a draw and the winners will be announced at Friday’s assembly .
Prizes are being sponsored by SCP.
It’s that simple and the more of us that get involved the more fun it will be. We will start with really easy challenges but they will get harder as we go along…!
Of course we must be mindful of ourselves and others so be sure to be kind and careful in what we post for these challenges.
The challenges are taken from the recent survey, the student council and ideas that people have shared. You can suggest your own challenges which we can put on…the more input from you the more you will enjoy this.
So take a chance and take the 3 minute challenge!
Now for a few notices.
- First year journals this morning…we are looking for pictures of the week ending the 5th of February. If you forget to send it in, don’t worry. We will send a text to your parents/guardians to remind you to do this very simple thing…take a picture of your signed and dated school journal and email it to the member of staff who is collecting them for your class. 101 firstname.lastname@example.org 102 email@example.com
- Another reason why you should have your timetable beside you is that you need it for checking the time you must be available on Teams to accept the invitation from your teacher to join the class. If you are not ready on time you will miss the invite! In the case where you can’t get into a class just email the teacher directly and if you still can’t get in, then email either Ms Reynolds or Mr Lyons.
- Talking of timetables , the date for the exam class review is coming up fast. Good reports coming from teachers about the positive engagement from most students. Speaking with the Junior and Senior exam students during our Q&A sessions it is clear that the review helps them to focus and is a very useful preparation for the LC/JC tests. There is a lot of work going into this exercise from all involved so it is good to hear positive responses. For those students who have yet to engage we say that there is still time to be part of this very important process which either way you look at it is going to play a vital part in the outcome of your exams. It is still not too late…attend school, make sure you are in class, take the test, make the grade.
- Thanks again to the staff and students who are putting their time, energy and ingenuity into putting on various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities which make our school a better place to be. Thanks also to those who support us in doing all this, especially the parents who are more important than ever before in helping us make this a great school to teach and learn.
And now we take a moment to read Ms Keenan’s reflection for us today.
Can you name the following:
- Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
- Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
- Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
- Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
- Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
- List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
- Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
- Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
- Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
- Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.
Easier? The lesson?
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that simply care the most.