Be Amazing Like Femke Bol

In our first Tuesday assembly of the new school year, we focused on our value of RESILIENCE – the ability to recover quickly after something very difficult.

During the summer, the World Championships of athletics took place in Hungary. We learnt about Dutch athlete Femke Bol from the Netherlands. We watched a video of her falling over JUST before reaching the finish line in one of races. Ouch!

We discussed how she’d feel and what attitude and approach she needed for her next race. Then we watched another video, of Femke’s next race, where she came from behind to win the gold! What a great role model for us all. As the tv commentator said, “Femke Bol is AMAZING!”

We may stumble in our learning and it may frustrate or upset us. But can we be like Femke, stay calm and focused and strive for success next time? If so then WE will feel AMAZING!

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