Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.- C.S Lewis
The history of Christianity is rich in stories of courage and endurance, from the Bible to the present day. Christians are motivated by faith in the grace of Jesus in giving us his life as a model to be followed and so are prepared to stand up for what is right in the face of danger and hardship. Living with courage may mean sacrificing wealth, plans and ambitions in order to follow the path that God wills for them. Courage is also about a life-long process of challenging ourselves to be the best that we can be – even when times are hard.
For children at school, this means :
- the courage to say ‘no’ when others want you to do something you do not want to do;
- the courage to stick at a task even when it is difficult
- the courage to stand by your beliefs even when people laugh at you.
- the courage to overcome barriers to learning that prevent you from being the best version of you.
- the courage to be ambitious in your aspirations.
Courage at home:
Listening to encourage speech: Encourage your children to speak their mind and share thoughts and opinions about family life, the world or community issues using our Big Talk questions.
Adventure is out there: Encourage your children to learn new skills even if they find them hard so that they can build their cultural capital and participate fully in family life.
Home to school learning partnerships: Support your children to complete their home learning, encouraging them when they find it hard and to develop their known skills.