Sticks and Stones will break my bones; and names will ALSO hurt me!

In Skiddaw Class we have been thinking about how our words, as well as our actions, can upset other people.  Our morning involved playing some circle time games and listening to one of our favourite Mr. Men stories,  We also created life-size silhouettes within in which we wrote examples of unkind things people might say to each other.   Each comment was then transferred into tearing away part of the heart.  Soon the heart was badly damaged and beyond repair.  We  considered how even the smallest unkind words can actually do so much harm to the people around us.  Skiddaw’s message – think before you speak – words can hurt just as much as sticks and stones!