Happy New Year 2018
Firstly, I would like to wish all of our students, families and friends a Happy New Year. This time of year is full of optimism and hope that this year will be even better than the last. Nothing illustrates this better than new year resolutions. Like so many other people, I have tried a variety of resolutions in the past from trying to get more organised, to learning something new or even going to the gym more frequently. Nevertheless, it is a well known fact that unfortunately most of our resolutions fail. A recent survey, conducted in 2014, even goes as far to suggest that only 8% of the population actually achieve their resolutions.
This made me ask why we are so bad at keeping to our new year resolutions? I may be wrong, but it could possibly be about what we are trying to achieve. For example, we are always trying to stop doing certain things from not putting off work until the day it is due to not eating junk food. Alternatively, we are trying to do more of other things like going to the gym regularly, eating more fruit and veg or saving money. These resolutions only focus on us as individuals and will take a monumental effort to achieve.
Random Act of Kindness Challenge
In assemblies this week, all students have been asked to think of a different type of resolution. Inspired by this video, students have all pledged a random act of kindness that they will complete through this term.
As we can all remember, being a teenager in secondary school is extremely stressful. Students are increasingly concerned about achieving good GCSE grades, friendships and their appearance. I can vaguely remember my teenage years and know that I was able to escape at home. Students today cannot escape these pressures through the use of social media. Our Random Acts of Kindness Challenge is a new year resolution with a twist; to make everyone’s time at SWR as enjoyable and happy as possible.
Here are some of the pledges that students have already made this week:
On behalf of all the staff at SWR, I would like to wish all our students, families and friends across the local community a very happy and enjoyable 2018!