The Strangest Dream

November 11, 2009

In honour of Remembrance Day today, a video of Alex, singing at the Remembrance Day Service at St. Andrew’s on Sunday.

The Strangest Dream

Last night I had the strangest dream

I’d never dreamed before,

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war.

I dreamed I saw a mighty room

Filled with women and men

And the paper they were signing said

They’d never fight again.

And when the paper was all signed,

And a million copies made,

They all joined hands and bowed their head

And grateful prayers were prayed.

And the people in the streets below

Were dancing round and round,

While swords and guns and uniforms

Were scattered on the ground.

Last night I had the strangest dream

I’d never dreamed before,

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war.

 

 

Student of the Month

September 29, 2008

There is a peace assembly at the end of each month at the boys’ school.  Everyone files into the gym and sings “Don’t Laugh at Me” together.  It’s the theme song of the Operation Respect  anti-bullying program.  It’s a wonderful program and hearing the kids sing it brings me to tears every time!  One class then presents a short skit, reading, or song, teaching about what it means to live in a peaceful school.  Two students from each class are chosen as “Student of the Month” and receive a certificate in front of their peers in recognition of a job well done.  This month, Evan received a Student of the Month Award for “his keen participation in class and for helping other students”.  I hope he is always keen and helps other people and I hope that none of them ever know what it’s like to be bullied!