It has been wonderful to have completed our first full week of the new term-everything is up and running and the true energy of school life pervades the classrooms and fields! It has been joyous seeing some wonderful lessons and activities going on-please do look at the school Twitter feeds for regular examples of this.
My focus for our remote assembly this week centered on believing in yourself. There is a saying that nothing good comes from doing nothing; it is only when we put our minds to something that we achieve great things. We need hard work, patience and dedication. Often, questions in our minds can stop us from taking action.
Sometimes, it can seem simpler to take the easier path, perhaps when we are feeling tired, unhappy or defeated. There can also be pressure from others as to which direction we should take. What if we had the power to make our own choices based on what we enjoy or feel passionate about while still considering opinions from the people around us? Sometimes, taking the longer, more difficult path can be the most rewarding.
Positivity and self-belief are two of the most important factors for any challenge. A positive mindset could change our life or encourage our teammates or friends to stay on the right track.
We discussed the following questions in tutor groups:
- Have you ever faced a challenging situation where you’ve had to push yourself to the limit?
- Would you say that the challenge was worth the outcome?
- How did completing the challenge make you feel? Proud? Elated?
- Would you have felt that way if you hadn’t taken part?
I then went on to highlight the fact that greatness takes many forms. It can be something that we’ve done that has strengthened us as a person or it could be something that we’ve done for the good of others.
My challenge to you all for this weekend is to think of a time when you’ve pushed yourself. Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity or you lacked the confidence or resources to do it.
We all come across obstacles when we take part in certain activities and choices. Sometimes, we feel like giving up. Sometimes, we feel like we’ve got lost somewhere along the process and we need to keep reminding ourselves why we set off on a particular pathway.
Perseverance is important. Reminding ourselves not to give up easily is a good motto to follow. We may need some help along the way, but often, we simply need to dig deep and keep trying- all valuable lessons that we continue to develop in our young Felstedians
Have a good week and take care