Kirknewton Primary School

Building Resilience


Last week we launched our first assembly on ‘Building Resilience.’ This is a three year running programme which has been used successfully in other schools. The programme follows our main character Skipper, who will teach pupils a number of different strategies to help them build resilience. Skipper explains that life is like a flowing river, at times it may be calm and pleasant but there will be parts that are difficult to manage.

Some Primary 6 pupils also helped to explain this through two short dramas. One about two boys who fell out and another about not giving up when we find things challenging. As a school we also listened to ‘Fight Song,’ some pupils joined in with the actions.

During the assembly, we watched a clip about a sheep who learned how to cope with an unwelcome change in his life. These helped introduce pupils to the idea that there will be obstacles in life but it’s how we deal with them that matters.

Click on the link below to watch the video.

There were letters sent home about the programme but please ask if you would like another copy. There will also be a coffee morning in school, on Friday 5th October at 9:15am, if you would like to find out more about it.

Please do bring in any of the Home Learning activities that you have been doing-we’d love to hear about them!

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