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While We Can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch.

EVERYONE is important to us at Walford.

Whilst completing our Home-Learning activities is great for helping us all to establish a daily routine which, in turn, will help us to keep healthy in mind and body,

there are other things that matter - YOU MATTER!

 

Enjoy being together, read a book, bake a cake, play with Lego, paint, look at old photographs,

listen to some music and even dance around the house!  

 

Because of the COVID-!9 pandemic, things are uncertain for us all at the moment... but,

please be assured, we will keep on talking, sharing and being there for all of our Walford families.

 

WHAT IF...?

WHAT IF...  they cancel the rest of the school year, pupils would miss 2.5 months of education?  

Many people are concerned about pupils falling behind because of this.

 

YES...  they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education.

 

BUT, WHAT IF...  instead of 'falling behind', this group of children are ADVANCED because of this?

 

WHAT IF...  they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing?

 

WHAT IF...  they enjoy the simple things, like their own garden or sitting near a window,

quietly watching the world go by?

 

WHAT IF...  they notice the birds singing, the dates different flowers emerge, and

the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

 

WHAT IF...  this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organise their own space,

do their own washing, and keep a well run home?

 

WHAT IF...  they learn to stretch a pound and to live with less?

 

WHAT IF...  they learn to plan shopping trips and their own meals at home?

 

WHAT IF...  they learn the value of eating together as a family and

find the good in sharing the small delights of everyday?

 

WHAT IF...  they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers,

grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, health care workers and supporting staff, just to name a few

of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in safety of our own homes?

 

WHAT IF...  among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace

and a simpler life - to truly learn what really matters in this life?

 

WALFORD PARENTS AND CARERS...  PLEASE CONSIDER...  WHAT IF THEY ARE AHEAD? ❤

 

 

Stride Active

 

Stride Active have provided a wealth of links which identifies different activities that can support good mental health.

 

Also remember to take part in their Herefordshire Virtual School Games...

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