We kicked off 2019 with our Resilience learning power and have been thinking about how we need to be resilient both in school and at home. Initially we thought about some New Year Resolutions and how they may be difficult to keep, so we will need to be resilient in our attitude towards them throughout the year. We are moving on to think about how successful people have had to be resilient in order to become successful. Rarely does anyone become successful overnight; it is through hard work and showing that ‘bouncebackability’ when things go wrong that will make us better. J.K. Rowling exemplifies resilience perfectly with her first Harry Potter book being rejected 12 times by publishers before finally getting published at the 13th attempt, and then going on to become one of the most successful authors in the world. Examples given by the children have been in maths when they have had to be resilient when problem solving or in DT when their first model fell apart but adapting the ideas and trying again meant the next effort was much more successful. As ever, if you see your child being more resilient then please let me know and we can share it with the other children.