People who have the “Modesty” Character Strength do not show off. They know their strengths and weaknesses.

Modesty is like humility and people who show humility do not seek the spotlight, preferring to let their accomplishments speak for themselves. They do not regard themselves as special, and others recognise their modesty.

The following picture story books feature characters who do not show modesty!





If you are creative it means that you like coming up with new ways of doing things.

There are so many wonderful picture story books with the theme of Creativity that it was tricky to pick just two!

“What do you do with an idea” by Kobi Yamada


“Not a box,” is about a character who thinks differently about the many possible uses for boxes.

Pos Ed Day

This Friday, the second of November is the first ever PosEd Day where we celebrate all things PosEd including theCharacter strengths, our PERMA Starfish model and our Positive Statements!

Here are some photos from a Slideshow put together by PESA (Positive Education Schools Association).









Open Mindedness

Open mindedness means, thinking things through and being open to different
people or ideas.
Open mindedness and respect can be promoted by demonstrating empathy and compassion through your words and actions. People who are open-minded love others despite AND because of their differences.

Although “The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon” is about loneliness, see if you can work out how it is also about open-mindedness.


Wisdom is different from intelligence but represents a high level of knowledge, the capacity to give advice and to recognise and weigh multiple sides before making decisions. People with wisdom are able to answer important questions about some of the meanings of life.

This clip is most suitable for year 3 and up.

Words of wisdom from Dr Seuss

Can you think of any words of wisdom from a picture story book written by another author?

Molly’s great idea

Molly has come up with a fun idea for using our Positive Statements in a new way and I love how she has used her creative thinking skills to come up with this original idea!

Molly is in Mr Lord’s class and her task was to present a speaking and listening activity of her own choice to her class.

When Molly was at home, she came up with the idea of using the BHPS Positive Statements to teach her class how to make a chatterbox using some favourite statements. She then related them to the Character strength that you would use to practice that statement.

Here are some examples of the chatterboxes that Molly and Poppy made. We’re looking forward to Molly taking our class to show them how to make Positive Statement chatterboxes.

Thank you Molly!