Our Year 6 pupils spent the afternoon at Blackhill Park yesterday, as part of their on-going rewards for their hard work and commitment to their SATS in May. They took games and had a great time, on return the children said they had had a wonderful time and the teachers praised their good behaviour.
When sifting emails last night we I came across an email (well two actually) from a member of the public who had also been in the park yesterday afternoon. I sought permission to share the emails as felt it was important to let our families know what they said, see both emails below…
“Dear Sir or Madam This afternoon my husband and I took our two year old granddaughter to the park. We were concerned when we got there and saw lots of older children in the playground. We need not have worried as the children turned out to be very considerate, well-mannered and well behaved, so much so that I’m sending this email to say how impressed we were. Many of the children said “hello” to us all around the park. In the playground both boys and girls stood back to let Alice on the slides, didn’t go too fast on the roundabout and were very careful around her. A girl called Lucy was exceptionally good with Alice, pushing her on the swings and putting her on the slides, see-saws etc.
To sum up, those children were a credit to your school”
“My wife and I visited the park today with our 2 yr old granddaughter. When we got there we found that the park was full of your pupils on a day out. I think that they were the top year group as some of them were going up to the Academy next year. We met various pupils in the bandstand and play area and without exception found them friendly, polite and engaged. They all spoke to us and interacted with our granddaughter particularly a young girl named Lucy. It is more usual to give negative feedback these days but I thought you should know that these pupils are a credit to your school and we were very impressed.”
Neither of the adults knew the other one was sending an email, hence the reason for two! In fact the lady actually said her husband never does things like this, so just speaks volumes about how impressed he was to send an email himself.
It is wonderful to have positive feedback from people not associated with our school, there is too many people ready to give negative comments and forget to praise the good. We have thanked the couple who emailed us, and also praised our children, especially Lucy. Our children are not just wonderful because they follow the rules and instructions of the teachers and school, but because they have been raised by wonderful and caring families. Fantastic and proud!