To sleep, perchance to dream…

Elmhurst School for Boys

14th September 2012

Sleep is on my mind at the moment. Maybe because with a baby daughter we’re not getting as much as we’d like!

At our Principal’s Assembly this morning I talked to the boys about the benefits of sleep. Unfortunately both Mr South and Mrs Buckland fell asleep during my opening music – and snored loudly! However, when they woke up they found they had both benefited from their nap – Mr South had had a brilliant, inspiring brainwave, and Mrs Buckland had had a nightmare, but from it had realised something she was scared of and could prepare against.

So sleep brings huge benefits and is essential to us all.

The most telling moment of the assembly was when I asked how many boys regularly went to be after 9pm. Now of course, many may have been fibbing, but a large number of hands went up from years 4-6. I hope this isn’t the truth. As Mr South has blogged about before, sleep for children is the most important thing of all for their welfare and their learning.

So, let’s all have an early night tonight and hope not to be woken by wailing babies – or is that just me?!

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