Good morning children. Good Morning Mr Williams, good morning everyone

I’ve just got back from taking part in a Primary School Assembly and remembered how we used to greet everyone in my Primary School (as in the title). Of course the words were not spoken normally, they had a rhythm and melody that went with them!

The purpose of our visit was to give out some ‘It’s Your Move‘ books to Year 6 children to help them make the transition to Secondary School. But it was fascinating that the Assembly was their weekly Achievement Assembly where certificates were given for good work and being good members of the school community. Some of the children were obviously really excited at having been recognised in this way.

As the children filed into the hall an apt music track was playing. It was “What have you done today to make you feel proud?” by Heather Small. It’s a great song and is one of my favourites because of the lyrics and the mix with gospel music. And it’s a great question to ask ourselves!

Often in church we seem to ask people what they have done for which we need to ask forgiveness. That’s a very important question too and it opens up God’s grace and forgiveness for us. But how often do we stop and ask ourselves what went well? What has happened that made us smile? What have we done that we can sense caused God joy as he watched us?

what was school like?

Mother: “How was your first day at school?”
Son: “It was all right except for some man called “Teacher” who kept spoiling all our fun!”
“I’m not going back to school ever again.”
“Why ever not?”“The teacher doesn’t know a thing, all she does is ask questions!”
Fred came home from his first day at school. “Nothing exciting happened,” he told his mother, “Except the teacher didn’t know how to spell cat so I told her”
“What are you going to be when you get out of school?”
“What did you learn in school today?”
“Not enough, I have to go back tomorrow!”
Mother: “What did you learn in school today?”
Son: “How to write”Mother: “What did you write?”
Son: “I don’t know, they haven’t taught us how to read yet.”
Mother: “What was the first thing you learned in class?”
Daughter: “How to talk without moving my lips!”


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