A few days ago at Greenacres Primary School & Children’s Centre, Eltham, London I walked into an emotional richness and goldenness. Every day in my training I urge schools to put the golden rules into the ‘heart’ of all they do.
A few days ago at Greenacres Primary School & Children’s Centre, Eltham, London I walked into an emotional richness and goldenness. Every day in my training I urge schools to put the golden rules into the ‘heart’ of all they do. If we were all gentle, kind, honest, hard working, looked after things and worked hard, the whole world would be a happier place. I throw golden ideas out like seeds – why don’t you have golden rules as well for parents, have the golden ticket system so all adults can spot the child who is keeping this week’s golden rule, have golden assemblies after every holiday, invite midday supervisors and parents, have ‘golden stars of the week’ raffles in a big drum, have a golden table, offer great treats in the dining hall… I have hundreds of ideas! Unless I am engaged in a long project with a school I have no idea whether these golden seeds take root and eventually flower! Well… yesterday, yippee! I walked into a school that has loads of them up and running – which has in some instances, gone beyond my dreams!
Not only do Greenacres have golden rules EVERYWHERE, look at them hanging from the ceiling and ….., look at the display for the golden raffle ticket system, and then they have the raffle for who gets to sit on the golden throne with its ruby red cushion, ALL WEEK!! This impressive piece of furniture was made by their amazing, enthusiastic caretaker, Robert Gibbins and his assistant Rolando Baptista. Me and the ‘Bird of Paradise’ delivered the whole training day from its elegant goldness. Just for your interest, I am including a lovely acrostic from the inspiring infant school that won our Gold Award, they sent this to parents….
The Golden Model
G – it gives GOALS to motivate.
O – it supports ORAL communication.
L – it creates a LISTENING culture.
D – it DEVELOPS key skills, e.g. thinking, concentrating, looking.
E – it supports us in managing our EMOTIONS.
N – it provides a NURTURING environment to support learning.
R – it enables us to take RESPONSIBILITY for our own actions.
U – it develops a better UNDERSTANDING of other people.
L – it enables LEARNING in a safe secure atmosphere.
E – it ensures that EVERYONE follows and uses the Golden Rules.
S – it raises SELF ESTEEM.
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