In last week’s reflection assemblies we talked about the Lawford Mead value that might not earn you as many house points as the others! That’s because INTEGRITY means making the right choice, even if no one will know except you!
Younger children read a book together about a Koala who learnt about consequences and then made a kind choice, even though no one would have known if they hadn’t.
Older children heard the story of The Emperor’s Seeds, a tale of lies and honesty.
We discussed good choices we have made and the tough situations we might face, where it could be down to just us to make the right decision. Will we make OURSELVES proud?
In a bonus assembly for Year 5 and 6 this week, we learnt about AI disinformation. We discussed the Youtube channels we watch and how Youtubers make money. The following Newsround video then made us think about how fast AI technology is developing and how it means we have to be even MORE careful when we decide what to watch online AND what we BELIEVE.
Read the Newsround artice and watch the video HERE!
Don’t forget the following advice. Lawford Mead pupils came up with very similar top tips before we looked at these ones together…
Tips to avoid being misled by disinformation
If you want to try to make sure you don’t get caught out by disinformation, there a few things you can look out for.
Has this claim been reported anywhere else? Genuinely surprising new information and facts are typically shared widely and quickly which means it will have been picked up by radio, TV or in the newspapers
Have you heard of the content creator that published the video – how trustworthy are they – remember follower numbers and views don’t always make someone a reliable source?
Is the video a copycat designed to look like another genuine video?
Is someone speaking in the video and do they look and sound normal or is it a computer generated voice/image?
Does the content seem believable and does it fit in with what you already know and have been taught at school?
Frankie wasn’t satisfied just walking the hills of the Lake District since the age of 3, so he climbed Mount Olympus. He’s not giving up there either. His next big dream is to climb Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world!
In assembly children discussed and shared THEIR aspirations. Do we have HIGH expectations of ourselves like Frankie?
What do YOU want to achieve this week? This term? This year?
Do you have an ultimate goal for life beyond Lawford Mead? What are your ‘inbetween dreams’ that will get you there?
In our first Tuesday assembly of the new school year, we focused on our value of RESILIENCE – the ability to recover quickly after something very difficult.
During the summer, the World Championships of athletics took place in Hungary. We learnt about Dutch athlete Femke Bol from the Netherlands. We watched a video of her falling over JUST before reaching the finish line in one of races. Ouch!
We discussed how she’d feel and what attitude and approach she needed for her next race. Then we watched another video, of Femke’s next race, where she came from behind to win the gold! What a great role model for us all. As the tv commentator said, “Femke Bol is AMAZING!”
We may stumble in our learning and it may frustrate or upset us. But can we be like Femke, stay calm and focused and strive for success next time? If so then WE will feel AMAZING!