Prep Head's Blog: Lessons On Trying New Things

I always encourage all of the pupils at FPS to try new things - it is a vital part of life because without it you’ll never know whether you like something or enjoy it.  This can apply to all aspects of school be it academic or co - curricular.

This week in assembly we were treated to a wonderful Judo display from our Judo coaches, Faith and Tom.  The children were enthralled by their skill levels, fitness and dedication to their craft.  Now, Judo won’t be for all of us but it certainly opened up everyone’s eyes to potentially trying something new or different.  It provoked a lot of questions about the martial art and a heightened level of interest in something new for the vast majority of the pupils.
 


Deep down, we all know life would be boring if we didn’t try new things.  But fear or worry is always there.  You might say, ‘Can I do this? What if I fail? What if I look silly?  It is natural to think about what can go wrong.  This is harmful if it stops you in your tracks.  I encourage us all, as parents, to talk to our children about things you once tried for the first time and then loved - an activity, a food type, a book...anything.  Dr Seuss said, “If you never did, you should.  These things are fun and fun is good!”  Pablo Picasso said , “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”  Trying new things lights a fire inside you.  It spurs you to look at the world in a new way.  It fuels your curiosity which naturally helps you learn and grow.  

What’s your “something new to try” this week?  Mine is going to be to play the Steel Drums...watch this space!

As we start the first Exeat of the year , I do hope everyone manages to rest, relax and recharge over the weekend.  Spend some time as a family and we look forward to seeing everyone back next week.

Simon

 


 

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