The learning power for June is persistence. The children have been thinking about the importance of being persistent in their learning and how important it is to keep going even when things get difficult. Over the past fortnight we have had a focus on sport and music in the build up to our orchestra concert and Sports Day. We have looked at famous musicians and athletes and thought about how they would not have been successful if they had given up. I was impressed by the range of ideas the children had on how to overcome potential barriers, showing they are able to apply their problem solving skills when required. In Key Stage 2, we used the Invictus Games and a particular focus on Dave Benson as a role model for being persistent and overcoming life changing injuries to become successful in athletics. A true inspiration to us all. This persistence was clearly on display at the orchestra concert and on Sports Day, with all the children keeping going even when they were finding it challenging.