Children, when they are young, are usually quite at peace with who they are - they are yet to spend their time comparing their gifts and personalities negatively against those of their peers.
Both fortunately and unfortunately, part of growing up is understanding comparison. While comparison helps us to understand ourselves and others, if we are fearful and insecure it can result in pain for ourselves and for those we try to compete with. "I can run faster than you." "She is prettier than me." "I am smarter than you." "You are a baby."
Yes, the 'tall poppy syndrome' can result in reducing each other's capacity to be fully alive, to fully 'make manifest the glory of God that is within us.'
It is great to see children encouraging each other, alongside teachers who are genuinely committed to loving your children and seeing them reach to their potential.
May Horizon School be a place where we each can 'let our own light shine, (and) unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
What a great start to life!