You Vs. You

We had a particularly thought provoking reflection time in our celebration assembly this Friday.  Rhys from Year 6 was thinking about our Sports Day activities when he wrote it.

He had some profound ideas to share about being competitive, teamwork and most importantly, how we focus on competing with ourselves.

Are you driven to improve and beat your ‘personal best’ at something?  Can you leave a comment below explaining what you want to improve at?

Here are Rhys’ wise words so can read and reflect again…


Being competitive is a fire and it is that fire that pushes us to do better in sport and in life.

Yet to truly accomplish our goals, it is teamwork not competitiveness that gives you the greatest advantage. 

True winning is not found in pushing yourself and forgetting about anyone else. 

Although you should strive to be the best, you win by working in a team and carrying on whatever the hardships.

To beat everyone else’s best is a great feat but beating your own best is far, far greater.


Wise words indeed.  Have a good weekend everyone.

Mr P

Refugee Week 2018

In our assemblies today we talked about Refugee Week, a time each year when people think about the challenging lives of children who have to flee their homes and the difficult journeys they go on to find somewhere safe to live.

In the Key Stage 2 assembly we watched these two videos.  One is a stop motion animation made at a primary school in Australia, telling the story of one of their pupils. The other is the story of a primary school in England that takes great pride in making new families feel safe and welcome.

We want everyone to feel happy and safe at Lawford Mead.  In both assemblies we discussed what we can do to make all new people feel welcome.  Can you leave a comment below with your own suggestions?

Mr P