Be a Shining Example

Be a Shining Example

This Wednesday Mr Jones brought a little sunshine to the Prep assembly with a talk on the topic of the sun and black holes and the importance of both celestial bodies in our lives and universe.

Starting with the sun, Mr Jones challenged the children to give him some facts about our nearest star. He then shared some facts of his own, from the difference in temperatures between the sun’s surface and core to the time it takes light from the sun to reach our eyes (8 minutes). He also talked about the ways the sun influences our planet, from essentials such as bringing light and warmth to wonders such as the ‘northern lights’, caused by interactions between the solar wind and Earth’s magnetic field. Mr Jones then moved on to talk about the black holes that can form upon the collapse of stars at the end of their lives and the crushing gravity that they exert on space and even time around them.

But the real highlight of the assembly was when Mr Jones shifted the focus to the impact of our actions on others. He talked about how we can bring sunshine into the lives of others, just as the sun provides light and warmth to our planet. He also explained that negativity and unkind actions can have a devastating impact, much like a black hole that sucks in light and warmth.

Mr Jones left the pupils with a powerful message to always strive to be a positive force in the lives of others and to make a difference in their own unique way. It was a truly enlightening assembly that will stay with the pupils for a long time.

We hope that this assembly has inspired all of our pupils to be shining examples in their own communities and to bring a little bit of sunshine into the lives of those around them.

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