POWERThe thoughts of others with the power to inspire us “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” Malala Yousafzai
What this means to us
The capacity to make things happen.
Big ideas about legacy that we help our children understand
- Learning to manage our thinking, emotions and health makes us powerful, helping us to feel better, act differently and find new ways to approach problems.
- We can develop the power to lead or influence others through the way we communicate and justify our point of view, and by showing we care about the points of view of others.
- Power is good when it is put to a good purpose. Power can also be used to do harm – we have the right to speak out, and be protected when this happens.
- Each school subject brings its own sort of power – we can apply new knowledge and skills to help us understand and shape the world around us.
Related virtues we nurture in our children
Resilience, influence, confidence, leadership, teamwork, determination, resourcefulness, autonomy, critical thinking.
Examples of books we study that help our children explore the idea of legacy
Underpinning concepts we explore with our children through the lens of different subjects
Evaluation, negotiation, reason, purpose, debate, justification, prediction, evidence, inference, organisation, accuracy, presentation, structure, style, audience, meaning, proof, argument, comparison, capacity, direction, representation, solution, method, interpret, measure, calculation, performance, observation, classification, control, identify, force, strength, energy, conclusion, content, empire, political, social, invasion, resistance, opinion, observation, challenge.
The thoughts of others with the power to inspire us
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” Malala Yousafzai