We have been talking about manners and respect in Assembly with both the Infants and the Primary children. At school we ask that children stand when an adult enters the room. It is a small thing and in some ways could be considered old fashioned, however the effect of this small gesture is far reaching. It helps the children to become aware of the presence of others and to have the discipline to stop what they are doing and acknowledge someone who has entered the room. In the same way we have been making efforts to greet teachers and visitors using their name and looking them in the eye. These two small gestures make a world of difference both to the giver and the receiver.