We were very privileged to have a visit from BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association) this morning. The children were inspired by their two speakers, Spike and Archie, who told us how they became amputees. Their stories were fascinating and showed us how resilience and determination shone through, despite the many difficulties they faced. They are examples to us all.
After the talk, the year 8’s took part in a workshop where they thought about adversity. Each group had a different scenario to consider and they worked collaboratively to think about the thoughts and feelings the individual might have in the face of their adversity; how they might react to the situation in a negative way and how they might find positive solutions. The children realised that resilience plays a huge part in our lives if we are to follow our dreams and aspirations. They were also able to link it to their own situations – school exams and moving on to new schools.
The children said that the morning had ‘been amazing’.
Our thanks go to all involved with BLESMA for helping us organise it and Mr White for putting us in touch with such a fantastic association who give such support to those who need it as an ex-servicemen of our country.