My daughter has severe eczema with flare-ups at times and would need cream put on with Band-Aids during the day to stop the itching. While in EYP, the teachers made up a song that the girls all learnt and they sang it during the process of getting her Band-Aids put on. Some held her hand while the cream was applied and others encouraged her not to scratch and others would show compassion. I love how BHS makes a conscious effort to educate the girls on differences that may be present with their peers and how to respond kindly. It made the world of difference to my daughter and to this day, she has not received any negativity from her classmates for her medical condition.
I also appreciate that BHS has a large number of working class families along with a balance of those who may have no financial worries. I would say at least half of the families in my daughter’s year, like myself, are full-time working parents and it allows each family to be able to relate to each other, no matter what position you are in.
My 5 year old cannot wait to get out the car in the mornings and head up to class and when I pick her up after school, she is so excited to get in the car and tell me “Mommy I had an amazing day!” I feel that speaks louder than words and I know she loves going to school.