Mrs Alteirac set the boys a task this week and she has been very impressed with how they have responded.
She said, “Mr Piercy often speaks about perception, which is the lens through which we view our reality. Dr Wayne Dyer sums perception up nicely when he says, ‘If you change the way you look at things. The things you look at change.’ I often turn to quotes or inspiring words to help me understand the world. This week I would like you to find a quote that inspires you and spend one of your diary entries writing about why this quote has touched you. Or perhaps you could explain the quote in your own words and what it means to you. Maybe you’ll even have a go at writing your own quote?”
Zarak K – ” Don’t under estimate what you have, under estimate what you don’t have.”
Charlie B – “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” John Wooden. I sometimes can’t do my work but I don’t let that stop me because if I keep practising I will get better at it. I can’t dive but I can do a belly flop. I can’t do a back flip but I can do a back flop (on the trampoline!) I sometimes write small but it doesn’t stop me from writing. I can play shark bite on Roblox but I can’t play the impossible “obby”. I can play Mario Deluxe 8 but I can’t play normal Mario on the TV. I can’t do overarm serves in tennis but I can do underarm serves.
Charles W likes this quote by Confucius. Charles can recite this in ancient Chinese language, used by Confucius 2500 + years ago. Confucius remarked, “It is indeed a pleasure to acquire knowledge and, as you go on acquiring, to put into practice what you have acquired. A greater pleasure still it is when friends of congenial minds come from afar to seek you because of your attainments. But he is truly a wise and good man who feels no discomposure even when he is not noticed of men”.

Brynmor T has written his inspirational quotes below in the picture below. You may also like to have a look at the presentation of quotes that Mrs Taylor has put together here.