Admiring our elderly people

Admiring our elderly people

Posted: Mon 13 Mar 2017   |   Assemblies

This morning we talked about people who we admire. I asked the children to think about old people who they know and admire. Several people mentioned their grandparents and two children mentioned The Queen and Nelson Mandela. I showed the children a picture of Ellen Johnson Shirleaf who was awarded the nobel peace prize in 2011 and is a lady I greatly admire. I then read the children an African proverb about the wisdom of old age:

"Age ain't nothing but a number.But age is other things too. It is wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly. It is experience and knowledge."

Miriam Makeba, from "Makeba, my story."

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