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Simon Ward encourages a growth mindset!

Educational psychologist, Simon Ward, visited each Year 5 class today to educate them on the importance of fostering a growth mindset.

Simon discussed the differences between a 'growth mindset' and a 'fixed mindset', while providing the children with a scientific explanation for how their brains grow and develop. He also provided them with examples of when well-known athletes, authors and musicians have demonstrated a growth mindset in the past and experienced a lot of success as a result! Such examples included Jamie Carragher and J. K. Rowling. 

We hope this has inspired the Year 5 children to want to face all the new challenges of UKS2 with positivity, especially their residential trip to Robinwood tomorrow!