Principal's Blog

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. INVOLVE me and I learn." – Benjamin Franklin


#PositivePostItDay

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Have you heard of Positive Post It Day? Maybe you have and maybe you haven’t. That is ok.
A few years ago, a young lady in Canada called Caitlin Haacke, decided to take a stand against bullying. She tells her story On Tedx here:

  She single handily has started a movement of positivity that is sweeping the world. Her belief that positivity begets positivity that began as an anti-bullying campaign, has led to children and adults alike considering their words carefully and filling the world with kindness, love and appreciation.
The impact of this young lady’s simple idea can be seen in this news report,

and this compilation video of the positive post it notes written in one day, 

We have been left in awe by the inspiring, clearly mindful activity of gratitude, that has begun.  These little Random Acts of Kindness can spark a change and belief in the compassion of humankind.
In schools, this is a perfect circle time, PHSCE lesson or Mindfulness activity. In work places, it is a mindful activity that encourages good mental health and well being.
Thus, we are supporting Caitlin in her a Positive Post Its and have joined with other schools and work places around the world to declare  Tuesday 29th March 2016 as #PositivePostItDay .
How can you participate?
1- Share this post with others and tweet, Face Book, Instagram, Snap Chat, etc letting others know about the day. Get it out there! Let us know you are joining us on twitter (@Green_Lane_PA or in the comments section attached to this post).
2- On the day, no matter where you are (schools, work, businesses, home, online, etc), create and share Positive Post It Notes (Be sure to watch the videos if you want some ideas.). Stick the notes on the walls, windows, books, online social media feeds, ANYWHERE!
3- If you share them online, make sure you tag them as #PositivePostItDay.
Let’s paper the world in positivity one post it note at a time!
Time to stock up on Post It notes!

Celebrating British Values

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British values are an integral part of the GLPA curriculum.  Every day, good British values are modelled not only by the staff but also by the children.

We agree that the main values we hold dear are:

Democracy     Individual Liberty     Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs     Rule of Law     Mutual Respect

However, this week, we have decided to celebrate these values, look more at people who promote those values and participate actively in those values.

There are special activities happening across the academy and by the end of the week, you can see what has happened in each class on their blogs.

As an academy, we agreed that we were going to do the following as well:

Academy Council Elections- The children will nominate, prepare speeches and vote on their class representatives.  This is democracy in action!

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Inspirational British Citizens across history!  This is exciting and we are learning about everyone from Mr Tumble to Stephen Hawkings!

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GLPA is a very charitable academy.  So, a good, old fashioned Harvest Festival where we collect food and non-perishables is another important part of the week.  All items donated will go to the needy in the community!

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By practicing good British values, we become skilled in ensuring readiness to play a positive role in their community.


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