Dear OFS Community,
Before I get to some exciting BGT news, we started the week continuing with our 'Responsibility' theme, taking it beyond the individual to 'Collective Responsibility'. This comes at a good time considering that the government messaging is talking about all of us playing our part. We revisited what we can and should do in terms of:
- Keeping our awareness of distancing wherever possible.
- staying aware of the airborne nature of the virus and avoiding projecting voices and singing when close to others!
- And the obvious one...wash, wash and wash our hands!
I shared the following clip that describes 'Collective Responsibility' rather well:
There is a beach where starfish are often found stranded after the high tide retreats. As far as the eye can see, there are starfish covering the sand. A little boy was returning them to the sea, one at a time. An old man watched the boy and then went and asked 'What are you doing?', the boy replied, 'I'm saving the starfish.'.
The old man thought for a moment and then said, 'There are millions of starfish, you can't hope to make a difference...' The boy bent down and picked up a starfish, he gently returned it to the sea and turned to the old man and said...
I made a difference to that one...
Our quad had a breakout of stranded starfish - there were hundreds all over the place and frankly it would have taken me hours to collect them all...I have no idea how they arrived in landlocked Harrow!