Patience and Perseverance

CONTEXT ARTICLE

T

o achieve worthwhile things usually takes time and will power.

Patience and perseverance are two of the most important traits for children to learn and adopt. 

Learning any new task often requires varying degrees of patience, the understanding that it can take time to get something right. And if at first we fail, we need to keep on trying. Having perseverance means not giving up too easily.

Additionally, learning to be patient with others and encouraging them to persevere is important at school where children will find themselves working together in teams, and doing group work activities.

This becomes even more crucial in later life when, as adults, children will inevitably need to work collaboratively. The success of future careers will literally depend upon it. It is also, quite simply, an essential skill for anyone wishing to assume any kind of leadership role successfully, both at school and in later life.

The bottom line is that being patient and being able to persevere are traits very much worth exploring.

CORE MESSAGES

• Patience means understanding that things can take time.

• You can be patient with yourself and with other people.

• Perseverance means not giving up to easily and to keep on trying.

• Achieving something through perseverance is very rewarding.

QUESTIONS TO START A CONVERSATION

• Are you a patient person?

• How can you be a more patient person?

• If you don’t get it right the first time, what will you do?

OUR MANTRA

“If you don’t get it right

the first time around,

keep on trying and success

WILL be found!”

DOWNLOADS

SOME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Learning a musical instrument takes a lot of patience and perseverance.

Here’s a fun flipbook with Zack, Zi, Zanzi and Flash trying out some musical instruments.

Can you name them?

A4 HOME WALL POSTER

Print these posters as part of a set.

Collect one for every Topic.

CERTIFICATE

For a bit of fun, here’s a completion certificate to print out and complete. Try to collect them all!