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We are thinking about ‘PATIENCE’ in December!

It’s hard to wait for things! Many children have to be especially PATIENT in December…

"Wait your turn." "Wait 'til you're bigger." We often ask kids to be patient, but developing this value takes time. Patience is the ability to endure a difficult situation without complaining. It means showing self-control and staying calm in the face of frustration or boredom. When you're patient, you understand that some things are worth waiting for. But patience isn’t only passive waiting--it means persevering when things get tough. Adults as well as kids often get frustrated if they don’t see immediate results. But at any age it's important to wait for the right time to speak or act.                                                                                                                                                                              

The question we ask when we explore any of our focus values in assembly is, ‘How will developing this value in my life change my thinking and behaviour?’ We can then consider the impact on those around us and (much bigger picture) the world if everyone were to develop their understanding and demonstration of different values.

Patience is a value which can have a hugely positive effect on ourselves and those around us. 

Please look at our assembly – there is lots to explore about Patience - for grown ups as well as chidlren.