Hope and New Beginnings display board update at Townsend

Step is delighted that it has the opportunity to regularly update one of the Townsend C of E School display boards and Helena had an enjoyable time this morning updating its new theme after her Prejudice lesson with Year 9. The theme comes from an assembly Step did at the beginning of term thinking about the start of a New Year and the hopes we may have. The assembly had a strong focus on the power of words and we looked at James 3:5-8 and its vivid description of the power of the tongue. Our hope for the students is that they think about the words they are saying to one another before they use them and that they choose words which build each other up, rather than knock each other down. For sticks can break our bones, but words can break our hearts and if we're not careful can shatter our dreams.