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Kindness, Resilience and Appreciation

Today, 30th April 2020 marks a very special 100th birthday of Colonel Thomas Moore (formally Captain Tom Moore). Colonel Thomas Moore is a the World War Two veteran who raised over £29m for the NHS in less than a month before his 100th birthday (now over £31m) during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic by doing 100 lengths of his garden. To celebrate his 100th birthday and acknowledge his contributions to his country the Queen has sent him a personalised letter and promoted him to the rank of honorary Colonel. His birthday will also be marked with a Flypast by a Spitfire and a Hurricane above his home.

"To everyone who has donated, sent birthday cards and messages, sincerely thank you. Please stay home, stay safe." - Captin Tom Moore

To find out more:

Thank you for all that you have done for your country, a true hero and inspiration. 

Last week our Year 8s, 9s and 10s had a Kindness and Resilience Assembly. Our students were asked to think of ways to show kindness and make people smile and keep in touch with people during this coronavirus outbreak. It could be a simple phone call to check on someone, a motivational text or picture, watch a film together or a catch up via video call.

The challenge:

Can you set yourself a challenge like Captain Tom Moore did to make people smile?”

We have had some amazing entries, we are very proud of all of our students here at Park High School.

Our Year 9 winning entries:


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  Song called Warrior, composed and sung by Keziah 9HW



 by Vedika 9AW

In the most difficult times, the hardest thing to do is to smile

But one smile is worth a dozen frowns

So find a number to dial

And turn that frown upside down

All you gotta do is smile


Spread this positivity and sprinkle it on others

The world is a big place

Different cultures and colours

But in the end

Life is not a race

All you gotta do is smile   


Help others like a nurse

Kindness is the way to go

Grab a smile out of your purse

Try to go with the flow

All you gotta do is smile


With a simple act of kindness

Every now and then

The world would be a better place

If we all cared a little more

Imagine how many smiling faces

Would greet us at the door

All you gotta do is smile

Farhana 9SF shared a meal with their neighbours:

For my entry, me and my family shared a container of Asian delicacies we had made for breaking our fast, with our neighbours. Yesterday, since it was the first fast of Ramadan, my family decided to share our food and culture. Ramadan is a time of giving and sharing and so I wanted to give and share at this time. This made them smile and made our family happy that they enjoyed their food.

Our Year 10 winner:

Kevin below is a short write up from Kevin and attached is the video

"As I play Guitar, I would open my window and play England's national anthem  "God Save The Queen" or maybe adapt it to "God Save The World".

In Italy, they sing "Bella Ciao" out of their balconies to create a sense of unity during these hard times. I saw that when musicians play on their instrument, people sing along and they are happy. After all, studies have repeatedly shown that singing has the power to boost our mood. When we sing, we are engaging fully in the moment. This can help us distract us from other negative emotions and influences our mood positively. According to science studies, singing releases endorphins and dopamine from the brain. Endorphins block the pain receptors in the brain and reduces the feeling of pain of anywhere in the body."


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Year 7 Rainbows:

Our Year 7s wanted to show our Park High community how grateful they were for the NHS and key workers for their hard work and dedication by decorating our website with rainbows. Layun in Year 7 has also written a poem.


Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Phone:020 8952 2803

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