Dear Parents and Carers,
As part of our annual celebration of World Peace Day and our work on SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education), we have arranged for an assembly led by a Buddhist teacher. She will talk about not reacting when we are angry and being calm and peaceful. She will also tell us a Buddhist story.
Years 4, 5 and 6 will then have the opportunity to take part in a short sample meditation session to help them understand peace and calm.
This is a great opportunity for children to hear from someone outside the school and to deepen their understanding of the meaning of peace. When we teach children about a religion we always make it clear that they are learning about what some people believe, but should make up their own minds about what they themselves believe in.
We have been asked to make a donation to the Duldzin Dragpa Kadampa Buddhist Centre, as a contribution towards the teacher’s time. If you would like to donate a small amount, please send this in with your child in a labeled envelope before 21st September.
Thank you for your support.
Anna Widdup Angie Bull
SMSC leader Head of School