We were delighted to learn that we had won a national award for our support of Jack who has epilepsy. Epilepsy Action came in on Tuesday to deliver the award during assembly and the childen had a chance to ask questions about epilepsy and the effects it can have.
In assembly, I explained to the children that this is really an award for helping others to overcome problems and barriers so that they can have an equal chance. It is the same as a child who helps a friend to understand a maths problem or the kindness of a child who helps someone who has fallen over in the playground to get up so that they can carry on playing. Some barriers might be big and some might be small but our job is to help each other to overcome them.
The award has now taken pride of place in Jack's classroom to remind the children of what fantastic friends they are to Jack.