Is it kind, pleasant and beneficial? This is what we are exploring presently through the Value of Truthfulness. Speaking the truth in itself should be promoted, however, the intention behind sharing and the form of communication should always be taken into consideration.
Everyone likes sharing stories and news with their friends, however, it can become personal and also evolve through miscommunication and snowball out of proportion. It is a difficult lesson for students to learn to pause and think is this true, is it kind or is it beneficial; and make an active decision to question the facts and decide whether to pass it on.
Taking a proactive approach to understanding the important value of Truth and its related application is a lifelong skill being developed at John Colet School. It will place our students in a stronger position for challenges they may face in the future.
The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it Stanley Kubrick