Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine's Day

LOVE - A verb or a noun?

For assembly today, children entered the hall to be faced with a table, on top of which were the following: a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates, a take away pizza, a valentine's card, a single red rose and a pile of dirty washing!

Children were asked to identify the 'odd one out'. At this point, Mr Pearce donned rubber gloves and picked up the dirty washing. The point was, that none of the items were if fact 'odd' - it all depends on whether we see love as a noun or a verb. After all, it would have to be someone who loved you to stick that smelly pile of washing in the machine!
The discussion was that it can be quite easy to say, "I love you," but difficult to sometimes show it. However, after some time for thought, we all agreed that love is fairly easy to show in all the things we do every day, and not just on Valentine's Day! We can be kind, polite, help others, share, take turns, be good friends and generally do the 'right' thing - these are ways that we can show our 'love' for one another.

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