Presentation on theme: "“Bouncing back after bad stuff happens!” - or - “I get knocked down, but I get up again!”"— Presentation transcript:
“Bouncing back after bad stuff happens!” - or - “I get knocked down, but I get up again!”
What does RESILIENCE mean? RRRRESILIENCE means having an ability to recover after something bad has happened. AAAAt a personal level, it can mean how long it takes to feel better after an illness, or to feel ok again after having a poor day at school.
King Robert The Bruce King Robert the Bruce of Scotland was defeated in battle. As he was in danger, he found safety by hiding in a cave, where he stayed as he recovered from all he had been through. He was extremely depressed and thought about giving up the Scottish throne and running away. Photo by Flickr user David A G Wilson and reproduced under Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons License
King Robert & The Spider Legend has it that as Robert the Bruce sat thinking, he noticed a spider building a web at the mouth of the cave. The spider kept falling but each time it got up again and continued with building its web until it was finished.
What happened next… Robert watched how the spider persevered. He realised that the spider did not give up, each time there was a problem he picked himself up until he succeeded. Robert the Bruce went back to his troops and tried again. And he successfully won back his throne!
The famous moral of the tale is…. “If at first you don’t succeed. Try, try and try again”
Robert the Bruce learnt about resilience. Resilience features in lots of other stories - for example ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Harry Potter’, and ‘Cinderella’. Can you think of some more? Photo by Flickr user johnmuk and reproduced under Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons License
Planet Earth – Resilient? It’s not just characters in young children's stories who need to be resilient. What about Planet Earth, threatened by climate change? What about New Orleans, devastated by hurricanes and floods?