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The Olympics and Growth Mindsets

Following our 'Road to Rio' theme last term, many teachers kickstarted the new school year by discussing the Olympic Games that took place over the summer holidays!

Many of the children watched the various events that took place and were able to discuss the skills and qualities shown by every athlete who attended the Games. 

As the children may face different challenges in their new year groups, it was important to be able to link the Olympic Games with the idea of having a 'growth mindset' and the understanding that success comes from hard work and a positive attitude. Classes listened to interviews with different athletes and watched clips from the Olympics that demonstrated different kinds of success.

Attached below is a PowerPoint used to guide some of the Circle Times that took place, with each photo linking to a video or news article. 

Hopefully, the children will now be starting the new school year feeling inpsired!