Resilience Day @ Woolavington
When taking part in the activities, children felt comfortable to take risks as they knew failure was OK. Children were able to see that by failing they had the opportunity to learn and grow. By putting together what they learnt from failed attempts, they were able to come up with new solutions in a bid to become successful.
Children were encouraged to try THEIR best; reframing unhelpful thoughts, the ones that stop us from taking risks, challenging ourselves or trying new things into helpful ones. Children were encouraged to ask themselves "What's the worst that could happen?" "What if I can do it?" and to break seemingly impossible tasks into smaller steps in attempts to be successful. The children found themselves moving out of their ‘comfort zone’ and into their ‘challenge/learning zone’, whilst avoiding the ‘panic zone’.
Children grew in confidence and self-esteem throughout the sessions as they saw what they were capable of as a result of doing these things.
Georgina Maclennan, Woolavington Village Primary School