In line with our Stanley Starfish Character Development Programme, we touched on the topic of "Obedience". We explained to our Star Learners what it meant by being obedient; following the instructions given by the one in charge and how bad behaviour can affect people around us. In addition, the children were taught that disobedience can easily become a bad habit even without them realising, thus the importance of putting on their best behaviour at all times.
In order to reinforce the message, we played the game "Who stole the cookies from the cookies pot" to explain that finding excuses to justify bad behaviour can have a disastrous effect as the children will then be unable to tell right from wrong!
The five points of obedience were also shared:
1) Do it now
2) No fuss
3) Happy heart
4) Complete it
5) Say OK and smile
We aim to cultivate children who are obedient not out of fear but because of trust and respect. Our Star Learners are aware that they are responsible for their behaviour, whether good or bad and that it affects their future and are ready to admit and learn from their mistakes!