The new school year has started with Head teacher Mr Moorcroft telling pupils that they are “all stars”.
He used the first assembly to introduce the children to the school’s new Starfish Values – a set of guidelines to underpin how everyone behaves at Boughton Leigh Infant School.
Pupils were told the story of the little boy who threw a starfish, which had been stranded on the beach, back into the sea. A passing man questioned the point of doing it when there were hundreds of other starfish which would be left the beach to die. “What difference will it make? he asked. The boy smiled and said: “It will make a difference to that one.”
Mr Moorcroft explained that if everyone in the school works together and follows the Starfish Values then “we can all make a massive difference”.
Saying “please” and “thank you”, being kind, not upsetting anyone, accepting we are all different and congratulating others for doing well are examples of little things that make a big difference, he told the children.