Tadworth Primary School, Heathcote, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RR
Tel: (01737) 354541 | Email: info@tadworthps.surrey.sch.uk

Tadworth Primary School

Tadworth Primary School

Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School Life at Tadworth Primary School

18/06/21

Value of the month - Resilience

Have you ever tried to kick a flat football? Hopefully you didn’t hurt yourself when you did.  Flat footballs don’t move very far when you kick them. You can summon all your strength and it goes a fraction of the distance of a ball that is fully inflated.  Footballs, Basketball, netballs, tennis balls and cricket balls, all require bounce to work properly – and I will leave you to work out which ones are inflated and which are not.

We are talking about bouncing because we are looking this month at the value of resilience.

When we are resilient, we are like inflated balls, able to bounce back when bad things come our way.  So when a resilient person falls over, they are able to get up. When a resilient person finds a maths problem to be challenging, they stick at it and try to puzzle it out. A resilient cook, perseveres until their bread rises correctly. A resilient nurse shows up and cares each and every day. A resilient citizen is able to keep going despite a global pandemic.

But does this mean that you are either resilient or not?

Some people have had so many bad things come their way that it becomes hard to bounce back and they may need to talk things through with someone who can help. But most people can find the means to get air in them, when life seems to have knocked it out of them.

Resilient people:

  • Learn to have perspective - When a bad thing happens, they tell themselves good things: this too will pass; I have coped before and I will cope again.
  • Learn to solve problems - When they come across a problem, resilient people are able to try and spot a solution. The solution that they find won’t always be perfect, but the resilient person can accept this.
  • Get support from their friends - Sometimes things do overwhelm us, but that’s OK – some events would overwhelm anyone. But resilient people talk to their friends and get help where they can. Resilient people know when to ask for some support or help.

Do you think you bounce back well? If you don’t, don’t worry – you can work at getting better at this. Tell yourself good things, become a problem solver and ask for help.                                                                                                    NP

 

To read the whole newsletter please click here