During the second half of last school year we spent a lot of time reminding our school community of the ‘Marple Hall Spirit’, the five qualities that we most admire and most want to see people displaying.
One way to keep the ‘spirit’ alive is to focus on a different element at a time. This year we’ll be picking one aspect per half term for the first five half terms of the year, starting this week with ‘Honesty’. Miss Gregory and Mr Follett have lead assemblies on this feature this week, and staff are handing out ‘honesty’ postcards to students when they spot something good.
As I myself said in assemblies in the spring, at MHS ‘Honesty’ is much more than just telling the truth. Honesty is about taking responsibility, understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, seeking help when you need it and standing up for what matters. As our definition of ‘Honesty’ states, we want people to ‘do what is right, not what is easy’. Being a teenager is hard, with so many distractions and temptations, but every day I see young people acting with integrity and bravery and maturity. Together they set the standard for others to follow and they give me an enormous amount of hope for the future.
Have a great weekend,