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British Values & our value for the month

To further support our School Values and our promotion of 'British Values',  we think about and celebrate one of our 22 values each month, often linking them with different events and festivals, both locally and around the world.

We look at the value in assembly and in class and we aim to ‘live’ that value in the way we work with others in school.

In June 2021 our value is... perseverance

Learning about  perseverance

At school, we have explained to the children that perseverance is about having a go at something, even when a task appears tricky.  That perseverance is about having a positive attitude and using our growth mindset…

If you fail, they try again and again until they reach your goal.  

Perseverance helps us grow in confidence and take pride in our achievements.

We are asking parents/carers at home to send in a note if they think their child has demonstrated perseverance, describing how they demonstrated this value.  We will celebrate some of their achievements in assembly (if they are happy with this).  Examples of perseverance might be:

  • Learning something new that requires practice and doesn’t come easily – for example, learning to ride a bike without stabilisers, learning to play chess, learning to play an instrument.

  • Finishing something that they have started, even though it is time-consuming or tricky – for example, solving a difficult puzzle, finishing a piece of challenging maths, completing a book they found tricky to read.

  • Saving up for something over a long period of time, perhaps carrying out a series of chores over several weeks in order to earn money.

What people have said about perseverance...

  • Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. Julie Andrews

  • Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Newt Gingrich

  • Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot

  • Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo

  • Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

  • "You try you fail, you try you fail. But the only real failure is when you stop trying." - Leota From ‘The Haunted Mansion