It is always a delight to see the children when they return after the holidays. So much work goes into preparing programs and lessons it is always good to be reminded of the most important thing which is the well being of the children. Every pupil free day there is a study session for the teachers which focuses on an aspect of the philosophy behind the way we approach teaching at John Colet. On this most recent occasion we considered four attitudes of mind which allow positive interactions with others. The first aspect, friendliness when interacting with friends, was shared with a 4th class Philosophy class this week. They came up with the following qualities: loyalty, service, care, support, love, understanding, kindness, generosity and respect. The children rightly concluded that we can all benefit from engaging with each other in this way.