Here at White Hall Academy we want everyone to feel happy, valued and included which we do by embracing the four simple, interconnected practices of the fish philosophy:
Is about being emotionally present for people. It's a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships – make eye contact and show respect when others are talking.
Taps into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in 'Let's play with that idea!' It's a mindset you can bring to everything you do – having fun, enjoying what you are doing.
Is finding simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It's about contributing to someone else's life, not because you want something out of it, but because that's the person you want to be – you have the power to make someone else's day.
Means taking responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Once you are aware that your choice impacts everyone around you, you can ask yourself, 'Is my attitude helping my peers or my fellow pupils? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?' – You have the ability to choose a positive outlook.