The darkest days of the year are upon us and the weather has done nothing to improve our spirits, so it is a good thing that at the Girls’ School we have been uplifted by the magic of Peter Pan in the school musical, and soon the lights of Chanukah will be a reminder of the importance of keeping the faith.
In the same way that the Chanukah lights illuminate the darkness, we need to think about how our actions can lighten the world around us. Scientists have discovered (as if it was not common sense) that carrying out a kind action not only makes the giver and recipient feel better, but also lifts the spirits of everyone who hears about it. When we do good deeds it restores hope in the human condition, which is very necessary because the news is often full of darkness and despair.
So as we go to celebrate Chanukah and look forward to 2020, we can all take the opportunity to brighten the lives of those around us with acts of kindness. This is a key message which we promote at all times of year. Chesed runs through the school and we are proud of our students reaching out to help others who are less fortunate.
I hope you all have a very happy holiday and good wishes for the year ahead,
Mrs K Brice