Berlin, MD – During December, Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) students practiced ways to help each other be happy as part of this year’s THRIVE theme, and the Lower School was all smiles with a balloon activity.
THRIVE is an acronym for Trust, Happiness, Respect, Innovation, Value and Empathy. All of these concepts will be practiced throughout the school year through school activities and will culminate in one big THRIVE celebration at the end of the year.
On December 13, 2022, the Lower School participated in a “Happiness Activity.” Teachers started the day with a group discussion about things that make them happy. Students were then instructed to go out into the hallway, which was filled with balloons, and find the balloon with their name on it. When they realized how difficult it was to find their balloon within the mix of the other balloons, they were then instructed to select the balloon nearest to them and give it to the student whose name was written on the balloon. The goal was to teach the students that when they are focused only on their own happiness, it can be harder to find, but when they focused on the happiness of others, they were able to find happiness too.
Founded in 1970, WPS is a private, independent Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 School, located in Berlin, Maryland. Approximately 500 students attend from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. For more information about WPS, please visit www.worcesterprep.org or call 410.641.3575.
Celebrating 50 years, WPS is an independent, college prep day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Located in Berlin, Maryland, the private school attracts an average of 500 students from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.