As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, this month we have launched Myton’s pro-kindness initiative, encouraging students from all tutor groups to do random acts of kindness towards others in the lead up to Christmas. So far this has included sending Christmas cards, writing thank you cards to teaching and support staff, giving out cookies and displaying good manners such as opening doors for others.
We are also currently re-writing our anti-bullying policy, which will have a focus on developing a positive learning environment, building relationships, fostering individual well-being, encouraging individuals to be caring and promoting a sense of a Myton community.
This week saw two particularly good examples of how we are putting this into practice. On Monday our student community leaders and school choir visited the Royal Leamington Spa Nursing Home where they sang carols to residents, made them Christmas cards and gave out presents. Our students were impeccably behaved and were a credit to the school, showing a high level of emotional intelligence in the way they interacted with the people they met. You can read one Year 8 student’s account of the visit later in the newsletter.
Then on Wednesday a representative from the Warwick and Leamington Foodbank came into school to collect the fantastic contributions from Greville and Leycester Houses. Two of our Year 7 students should be particularly commended for their efforts in making this initiative such a success.
With those two heart-warming examples in mind, and on behalf of all the staff at Myton School, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Click here to return to the current newsletter