Thought For The Day – Friday 17th November 2023
Together, We Can Make A Difference
In many ways, though not exclusively in life, Anti-Bullying Week focusses on supporting young people.
No one should be persistently negatively treated and abused directly, indirectly, in person and/or on-line.
One of the saddest and most upsetting things in life is any young person suffering bullying.
But it does not have to be this way. It should never be this way.
We can change this narrative. We can make a very positive difference.
Mrs. Butler reminds us that we must safely be an upstander not a bystander.
Compassion, empathy, safety, solidarity, support and understanding are key.
And, if you have ever been through a very challenging time yourself with anything in life, know that this can, in time, become your unique, though deeply upsetting, superpower, to both know the massive challenges, inspiration and resilience of your journey and story, and to safely help, support, empower, guide, and be the change for, others.
Out of massive challenge and difficulty emerges massive inspiration, hope and love.
Together, we can make a difference.
Though not connected to Anti-Bullying Week, with its particular focus in schools and on young people, it is always appropriate that “Children In Need” is always on the Friday of this week.
Tonight, on the “Children In Need” BBC1 programme, there will be many very moving stories of how young people are so brilliant, inspirational and resilient and many examples of wonderful care, nurture and support by others.
We know at TBSHS how massively inspirational all our young people are, and have been. They and you are our superstars.
We also know at TBSHS that some young people show, and have shown, an inspiration beyond words to truly describe. They and you are our superheroes.
Thanks to Mr. Cooper, we will be selling allergy-safe food in the playground today for “Children In Need”.