In support of our high expectations as well as our drive to develop a Growth Mindset amongst our pupils, we have named our school houses after ‘Famous Failures’ from both the past and present.
We are finding out how failure and learning from mistakes is essential to learning because “if you haven’t failed then you haven’t tried anything new” (Albert Einstein)
Our houses are named after famous people who failed, were told they weren’t any good but continued to push themselves to become the best they can be!
Lionel Messi was cut from his school team at 11 years old due to his growth hormone deficiency which made him smaller than most people his age.
Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for “lacking imagination” and having no “original ideas”.
Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4 years old and he was told he would “never amount to much!”
JK Rowling says Harry Potter being rejected by 12 publishers before it was finally put into print!
Failure is essential to learning. These famous people failed, were told they weren't any good but still became famous! They prove that effort, patience, practise and encouragement are essential to success. They never gave up on their dream and we teach our children not to either.
At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!