Value of the Month
Our value for the month of October is trust. It seems pertinent to think about our year 6 children who are visiting Tollesbury this month. Parents are trusting the school to keep their children safe and to look after them whilst they are away (in loco parentis – literally taking the place of a parent). This responsibility is at the heart of teaching and teachers.
Whilst they are there the children engage in lots of ‘trust’ exercises such as climbing to the top of the high ropes (below) and then leaning right back, trusting the equipment, the instructors and what people are telling you!
Trust takes a long time to build, seconds to break and can take forever to repair, but it is truly earned when actions meet words.