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Please enjoy the Thought for the Term from Adie Deputy House Captain

Posted on: 13/10/2023

Respect 13

A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities,
qualities, or achievements / due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others:

Being respectful involves recognising and understanding the importance of differences and in turn, responding with politeness and care.

Here are some examples of how you can show respect today: regard your peers as equals despite your differences, work to understand somebody’s perspective whilst keeping in mind differences you may have regarding background and culture, value everybody’s contributions and perspectives and celebrate their uniqueness. By adopting these mutually respectful behaviours, your school relationships and personal relationships are strengthened.

Being respectful to one another can help you and others to feel safe, valued and develop trustful and respectful relationships with your peers. It is so important that we practise respectful relationships and treasure diversity - whether that be ethnic diversity, religious diversity, racial diversity, sexuality-based diversity etc.

It is so easy to show respect for somebody - this doesn’t mean you have to go out of your way to buy flowers for somebody to show you respect them. But it also doesn’t mean you have to ignore your differences. Respecting and celebrating differences is so important.

DGS does a brilliant job of showing respect through their use of diversity leaders to help around school. But it shouldn’t just be something preached and not practised. I challenge everybody reading to go out of your way to show respect to somebody this week. Try to build it into your daily routine. Even something as little as saying “Good morning” to somebody or asking how somebody is.

This term, think to yourself how can I show respect in my relationships?

Tilly Holt 10EBT
Year 10 Deputy House Captain for Adie

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