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Don’t Stop Believing

Last week in our virtual assemblies, we talked about why it is important to believe in ourselves and others. We introduced the phrase ‘self-belief’, which is not just about feeling good about yourself, but also having the inner confidence to believe that there are things we can do to make a difference.

The children shared the strengths they can draw on in times of challenge to help situations feel less stressful, and more manageable. It was great to hear them recall so many aspects of our previous assemblies – perseverance, being resilient, not giving up, doing our best and aiming for goals. We also shared the strategies we can use when things happen that are out of our control. My favourites were breathing and mindfulness activities, calling on a friend, doing something to make us feel happy and focusing on good times. These are all important factors for our mental wellbeing.

This week, our virtual assemblies focus on ‘hope’, and we are going to think about looking ahead and having a positive mindset. We will be using music to help us feel happy and sharing songs that have uplifting words.

Last week’s assembly song was, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey.

This morning we will be playing, ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day and asking the children to share their feel-good songs that we can use to create a playlist of music together.

Have a wonderful week everyone. The sun is going to be shining so please remember sun hats and sun cream!

Mrs Campbell – Headteacher

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