‘We do not exist for ourselves’. Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
This week in Collective Worship we are thinking about ‘The Ten Best Ways to Live’, otherwise known as the Ten Commandments. Students are also having an assembly which introduces each House to their link country. Though not directly linked, both the Collective Worship and the Assembly are all about looking away from self and towards others. The ‘Ten Best Ways to Live’ are most easily summarised as a challenge to ‘Love God and Love People’. Our internationalism work encourages everyone to look beyond what they are familiar with and to gain insight into the lives of others on a global scale.
The challenge to how our actions impact those immediately around us as well as those further afield is an ongoing theme as we grow in our understanding of our academy values of Trust, Love and Community.