Seymour Department hosted its first virtual assembly with students, parents and staff coming together to take part in a massage story read by our wonderful acting HoD Sian Cox-Aldridge.
Using all manner of tech, students logged in from home and school to enjoy a collective hello song – sung with real gusto by parents and staff – before Sian led the group in a reading of Spike Milligan’s ‘Smiling is Infectious’.
The reaction from our students was truly amazing, all our young people were incredibly excited to see their school friends and join in with a whole department activity.
The story itself was also a huge hit – its message of positivity combined with the calming touch and movement of the massage strokes was the perfect antidote for these strange times of isolation and separation.
We’re looking forward to hosting many more similar activities and assemblies over the coming weeks, and hope to see many of you there.
In the meantime we’ll leave you with the inspiring words of Mr Milligan and a huge smile from everyone in Seymour Department and Chailey Heritage…
Smile: A Poem by Spike Milligan
“Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth. A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected. Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!”