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Growth Mindset Year 7

Growth Mindset by Nishchay, 7H

I woke up and I do not know why but I felt very excited. Then I remembered, it was Growth Mindset day. I was extremely curious to know what I was going to do that day so without hesitating I got ready and headed off to school. Me and my friend were talking about it all the way through the journey and we only stopped when we got inside school. When the bell rang I was really excited to do my first activity and that was with a really nice lady called Claire and she works for an organisation called Inner Drive which focuses on having a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset and we spent the 2 hours of the lesson learning about the benefits of a growth mindset and the disadvantages of having a fixed mindset. Next lesson we went into a classroom so we could spend some time with my amazing form tutor. We had so much fun and before I knew it it was the end of the 2nd lesson on Growth Mindset Day. After we had our lunch, we had the final lesson on Growth Mindset and this lesson was to make sure we remembered everything they taught us. I loved Growth Mindset Day as it was so much fun and taught me the goodness of having a growth mindset.

Growth Mindset Day and What I learnt by Simran Kaur, 7H

Growth Mindset is all about changing your attitude for the betterment of your development. At our school we had a day about it. This day was full of activities and a very interactive workshop. We learnt about the stages of becoming successful mentally. The stages were: Effort – putting in your very best and to not give up; Mistakes – to take your mistakes in a positive way and learn from them; Setbacks – to use these setbacks to look forward to our successes and to persevere and finally Curiosity – to always be intrigued to see where life takes you.

Our workshop started with our lovely visitor Claire who had come from a company called InnerDrive. She explained that InnerDrive stands for when you have a passion for something it is easier to put your mind towards it and not to give up easily.

The workshop began by looking at some quotes. Out of the various, inspiring quotes I chose, “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by changing their attitudeā€ – Oprah Winfrey. I personally chose this quote as in school this could help me by being more open to trying new things and, who knows, maybe I could become interested in other things.

In this workshop we had many different activities and experiments but my favorite one was when Claire had this envelope and she asked for a volunteer and said the person who gets chosen must come up to the stage and do whatever was in this envelope. She then picked someone without their hand up. In the envelope there was nothing, but she said she wanted to choose someone who had been very nervous showing that they weren’t as open to putting themselves out there.

Overall, I had a very fun day and am glad it happened, and it is vital for the young generation to be confident and to be told that mental health is just as important as physical health.