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The Power of Perseverance

Posted on: 13 Mar 2020 by Weston Green School

Despite the obvious challenges around us all at present, it has been heartening to have such a busy week in school. A week which has underlined the power of determination and perseverance and how this can enable us to succeed.‘Sticking at things’ is a core learning attitude we teach and practice at Weston Green. Our Learner Profile the ‘Woodpecker’ is used often as a reminder to our children of the skills and attitudes they will need in order to be successful in their learning.

I have been astounded this week by the way perseverance has been so strongly demonstrated across our school community. Our Year 2 children displayed exceptional resilience in their football tournament against local schools, hosted at Weston Green. In several, close-fought, games our team exhibited immense resilience, picking themselves up and carrying on to reach an exciting final. A proud second place to Claygate Primary was well deserved. This was followed by a wonderful visit to the Bellevue Music Festival. After much practice and rehearsal, our Year 5 & 6 choir performed beautifully, alongside many other schools from the group, in a wonderful concert on stage in front of a large audience. 

After a late-night home, many of these children then performed alongside their house members in our exciting House Music competition. Powerful choir performances and confident individual instrumentalists made for an exciting afternoon. Again, our children demonstrated impressive determination to succeed.  

Our children have shown us this week that perseverance and its importance in succeeding is undoubted. Perseverance is the ability to get through difficult tasks. When things don't go as planned, how do we get back up and go at it again? As teachers and parents, we know that perseverance can be something inborn, but in most of us, it needs to be cultivated and nurtured. As this is such a strong emphasis on the work of our school, it has made me so proud this week to see how well our children live and breathe this important life long attitude. A great week in school!

Sarah Evans


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