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Moral Development Assembly

posted 22 Oct 2013, 14:26 by cgreene@offasmeadacademy.org
Mrs Greene told us a story about STARFISH. We talked about what morals were and how small acts make a difference. Read the story below

An old man was walking along the beach one day, very early in the morning, when he saw a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Catching up with the young man he asked him what he was doing.

“The starfish will die if they are still on the beach when the sun comes up-it will be too hot for them,” the young man said.

“But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish,” replied the old man. “What good can you do? How can your little effort make any difference?”

The young man looked at the little starfish in his hand then smiled and threw it safely into the waves.

“Yes,” he said, “there are millions, and I can’t make a difference to all of them… but I can make a difference to this one.”

And with that he walked on, picking up another starfish as he went.

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