SLP Newsletter (December - 2020)(v4) - Flipbook - Page 11
Rising to the
SSIN children take on the
our help and encouragement to believe they can become
better at their skills or learn something new – on their
To help develop their independence and resilience,
children are undertaking a new challenge every half-term,
just like Bibbit does. Each year group has a different challenge such as learning to tie shoelaces, using cutlery to cut
food or fastening coats.
The initiative has been running since September and is
already proving a huge hit with the children.
Ever heard of a frog that sometimes forgets how to swim?
Bibbit the frog is a jumping expert who can jump very
high and very far. However, Bibbit still needs a lot of help
and encouragement from his friends to believe he can
do so much more than just jump. It is Bibbit who is the
inspiration behind South Stanley Infant & Nursery School’s
new resilience and independence initiative.
Mrs Louise Thompson, South Stanley Infant & Nursery
School’s Headteacher said:
"The children have fully immersed themselves in
our Bibbit Challenges and w e are already seeing a
difference in their confidence and independence. If w e
have learnt nothing from 2020, it is that w e all need
to have confidence in ourselves and be able to adapt
to change. Being independent and resilient enables you
to do that.
The objective of the initiative is to encourage children to
develop new or existing skills on their own. Like Bibbit,
they are all experts in something, however, they still need
It is so important our children grow up know ing that
it is OK to make a mistake and try again, to believe
in themselves and to have the courage to do things
independently. Our Bibbit Challenges are helping them
I'm really excited to see where this initiative takes us."