Daisies are our Silver

Daisies are our Silver

An Assembly Story for Primary Schools

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When Jenna’s mother and father separate she struggles to come to terms with the changes this makes to her life. Jenna refuses to accept the situation and decides to keep quiet about it- until she pays a visit to kindly Mrs Jinad at the corner shop and her emotions overwhelm her. Jenna breaks down in tears in front of Mrs Jinad and confesses everything. Mrs Jinad responds with her own experience of a period of change and finding hope in the simple joy of a gift of flowers. This strikes a chord with Jenna, who realises that she too must find the silver lining in order to embrace her new living situation. She is also reminded to have faith in herself and her ability to be positive… and she succeeds! For young children going through similar situations of tumult, it can be very hard to ‘see the goodness’ in and amongst it all- but this tale for primary school assemblies reminds children that it is possible. Jenna’s newfound zest for life, as inspired by Mrs Jinad’s wisdom is reassuring to those children especially. It also reminds children that they are not alone- and as Jenna soon experiences, it is far better to not ‘bottle up’ their troubles- but to confide in someone who they trust. Often speaking about those things that are hardest to accept is the first step towards coping with them. Jenna goes about readying her new home for her mother, and is rewarded in the knowledge that supporting those that you love through tough times creates a sense of togetherness that makes everything seem more positive- encouraging listeners to seek this support too as ‘a trouble shared is a trouble halved’.  Truly, this story helps children to support one another and have faith in the existence of a silver lining.

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