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Courage (half-term 1)

Have you ever been courageous? What happened? How did you feel?

Why were you showing courage? What does it mean to be full of courage?


Our new value for the beginning of the year is courage.



As part of collective worship and class reflection we are going to be looking at courage and courageous people.

Did you know that our word courage comes from French word for heart? Take heart is another way of saying be courageous.

Being courageous doesn’t mean that you aren’t scared. Many courageous people have been scared but they stood up for what was right anyway.

There are a lot of courageous people in the Bible. Can you think of any stories where they might be somebody who showed a lot of courage at a difficult time?


In the book of Joshua, in the Bible, it says ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Jesus often said to people “Don’t be afraid.” That sentence turns up 365 times in the Bible! Christians believe that when things seem difficult and hard that they can rely on God to strengthen their courage.

How can you show courage at school?

How is courage shown hereWatch this amazing video and put yourself into the shoes of Derek Redmond. 


If you want to find out more about courage have a look at our home school values sheet below.