Life is not always fun and easy and this week Year 3 Students participated in a workshop that explored strategies to help when things get tough. What do we do when we feel worried or anxious about a problem?
The Students discovered that the answer was resilience.
Resilience is a fancy word that means being able to deal or cope with difficult situations in life. A resilient person is able to bounce back and keep going when things get tough and maintain their sense of who they are as a person.
Students learnt that there are many different abilities to being resilient:
• Bounce back and cope effectively in the face of difficulties.
• Bend, but not break under extreme stress.
• Rebound from adversities.
• Handle setbacks, persevere and adapt even when things go awry.
• Maintain equilibrium following highly aversive events.
The Bouncing Back workshop was a great chance for students to role play and apply these skills in social situations. Here are some of the student’s comments:
“Showing kindness helps someone and makes me feel good too.”
“I can show resilience when I have a problem on the playground.”
“If something goes wrong, I know it will always get better.”
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