Date: 11 May 2020
Good Morning OHS Whanau. I hope that you all enjoyed the fabulous weather in the weekend and got out to exercise and relax, hopefully adding mileage for the Keep Active Challenge where we are collectively walking, running and cycling 1600 Km’s, the distance from the top of NZ to the bottom. Lets try and make a push this week to keep our place in the top 10.
If you haven’t already seen it, there is a poem ‘The Great Realisation’ by Tomos Roberts, a spoken word poet from London, (who was actually born in NZ) which has gone viral on YouTube and Facebook. It is definitely worth watching. The poem asks us to reflect on our lives and our world. It shows us that even in the most difficult of times, there are good things that come out of very bad situations. The trick is to find the good and learn the lessons.
Perhaps we should take the time to think about what has been good about being in lockdown and what changes we would like to see in our life or in the world. How can each of us do something to make our communities better places, for all of us? Maybe the poem will inspire the creative among you to write your own spoken word poem, or song, or create a piece of art or a dance that reflects your own experience of lockdown. We would love to see what you can do and as the OHS International Department Talent Competition entry deadline has been extended until Monday 18th May, you could even win a prize for your efforts!
Let’s hope that the news continues to be good and that very soon we are back together at school. In the meantime, keep up with your work and most importantly be kind to yourselves and to each other.
He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.
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