Happiness Starts With Us at RSM

This week Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory & Choir School have been focusing on their responsibility to share positivity and kindness as they reframed Anti-Bullying Week 2019 to ‘Happiness Starts With Us’ Week.

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21st November 2019 — This week Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory & Choir School have been focusing on their responsibility to share positivity and kindness as they reframed Anti-Bullying Week 2019 to ‘Happiness Starts With Us’ Week.

The week kicked off with an assembly showing a heart-warming video made by pupils across the age range explaining that we need to "be the change we want to see", understanding that it is our responsibility to share positivity and happiness and never negativity or unkindness.

On Tuesday RSM continued their theme of ‘Happiness starts with us’ for Anti-Bullying Week with both children and staff enjoying wearing odd socks for Odd Socks Day which was a lot of fun, but also kept the school focused on the message of the week. Reception celebrated by creating silly odd socks and Year 3 enjoyed writing some multiplication odd socks problems.

The week continued with RSM celebrating World Kindness Day on Wednesday. Year 2 celebrated this by making a Good Friend Wreath. Year 4 made fortune tellers and thought of different areas around the school where they could demonstrate an act of kindness. Year 5 made some wonderful posters about being kind to others using the theme ‘It’s cool to be kind!’

Andrea Gower, Assistant Head at RSM said of the activities: “It has been wonderful to see so many children and staff alike getting behind our ‘Happiness Starts With Us’ take on Anti-Bullying Week over the last few days. I have seen so many different ideas and activities taking place across all classrooms and in the playground, where everyone has really demonstrated how they have supported this initiative that is so important to us all.”

About Reigate St. Mary's Preparatory School

Reigate St Mary’s is a coeducational day school for pupils aged 2 to 11. It is a junior school of Reigate Grammar School (RGS), the top coeducational day school in Surrey, and typically 75 to 80 percent of children transfer to RGS each year. The school's fundamental belief is that children need to be happy and healthy to learn.

The school has been shortlisted for Independent Prep School of the Year 2020 in recognition of their all round excellence and holistic approach to education.  Their outstanding integration of technology into the learning of even their youngest children and their award winning robotics team sets them apart from other prep schools in the area.

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