Monday, 22 December 2014

Benefits of older siblings

Maybe I don’t belong but maybe I do
Growing up Sammy always thought that he didn’t belong to the family he was born in. He was the youngest of four kids; all his older siblings were a lot older than him, Jim the oldest 35, Ranjith 33 and Deborah 31, Sammy was just 23. He wasn’t allowed to go out and do anything that his siblings did; he would constantly get the reply “when you’re our age then you can do this.” For this reason he was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to grow up. As each year passed he knew that he’d be a grown up soon and be able to do things his older siblings did.
Sammy soon realized that being the youngest had a lot of perks as well. While he was still in school all his siblings had graduated and were working. Since they didn’t have a family of their own, his siblings would spoil him rotten and buy him things. Not just that but the clothes he’d get from his brothers were the best! There wasn’t a shortage of clothes and Sammy never repeated an outfit. He was constantly getting things handed down to him and new things were also bought. Christmas was the best for Sammy; he would get presents not just from his parents but from his three older siblings as well. The oldest Jim was constantly coddling him and Sammy had no objection.

Perks of being the youngest
There are so many things that you could learn from your older siblings. Sammy’s taste in music was eclectic and some were ahead of his years. While kids his age would listen to Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. But Sammy enjoyed the classics like The Doors, Queen and The Beatles, mostly music from the 70s up to the 90s.
  Older siblings can teach you a lot and to read an article about the benefits of having older siblings, click here

Lawrence School
Our teachers and staff have been trained to spot anything that’s not only good for your children but warning signs that parents should know about. Generally there are healthy older/younger sibling relationships. But if there are any early on signs of a child not adjusting because of his/her older siblings, our teachers will know about it.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Importance of Sports Day

The craziness of sports day
Sports Day is something that the students and teachers alike look forward to and an annual event all schools conduct. Athletics and games are very important for the all round development of a child. On the field they learn discipline and focus, to work hard something that keeps children fit and healthy. Sports Day brings out healthy competition between students and they learn how to win and lose with dignity. The atmosphere is electric with fun, excitement, cheer and different aromas from the various food stalls, all beckoning you to come and savour the delicious sweet and spicy food dotted all around the place.

Sports can change you
Michael and Tina noticed that their child wasn’t interacting much with the other kids her age. She would rather sit in a corner playing by herself. Whenever any other kid would approach her, she’d get up and move to another corner. This behaviour was disturbing to the parents and they took to scouring the internet for possible reasons and how best to help their child.
They came across an article that said getting your child involved in sports and games was a good way to get him/her out of their shell. In a few short weeks after enrolling their kid in the various sports that her school offered, she started to open up and became more enthusiastic. She learnt to work as a team and to interact with others of her age group and older.
To know more about the importance of sports day in schools, click here

Lawrence School

We know that sports and games are very important for the healthy development of children. That is precisely why we hold an annual sports day for all our staff and students to enjoy alike. To know more about us, click here

Monday, 1 December 2014

Pay it forward this Christmas season

Pay It Forward

A movie released in 2000, directed by Mimi Leder and starring Kevin Spacy, Helen Hunt and then-child star, Haley Joel Osment is about a young boy who attempts to make the world a better place when his teacher gives the class an interesting assignment – think of something to change the world and put it in action. In turn, Osment’s character, Trevor, comes up with the clever idea of paying a favour forward.

An Unconventional Teacher

Miss Singh, a teacher that is loved by everyone, and often elected the ‘most favourite teacher’ by her students and peers alike. She never teaches in a conventional way and sometimes even uses movies to get the message across to her students. This is one such movie that you could watch with your kids this weekend or suggest that kids in school watch it together.

Youth Inspiring Movies

While it stands that movies in no way are an actual representation of reality, they nevertheless mirrors actual life and are based on real events and people. There are always teachers who have inspired each one of us, and continue to do so. In everyday life, in some way or the other, we carry a little part of them in us.
These are but a few such movies inspired by teachers that spread love, cheer and joy to show students in school or play it for them at home. To know more about movies that could inspire young minds and adults alike, click here

Have a great weekend!

Lawrence School
Lawrence High School, located in HSR layout, Bangalore, focusses on educating children with traditional values to adapt and excel in the world. Established by the Cauvery Education Trust, we follow Lawrence High School at Koramangala, set up in 1991, providing value-based education through Pre KG classes up to Xth Standard. We are affiliated with the CISCE board that conducts the ICSE level examinations in the Xth standard. The ICSE syllabus has an advanced level syllabus that enables students to forge ahead.
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