In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.


In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.

Many of us, as individuals, are motivated and inspired when our successes are not only recognised but celebrated. At the Bilingual British School we know that positive reinforcement has an extremely important part to play in the social, emotional and academic development of each of our pupils and we are constantly striving to find ways to facilitate this.

President Abraham Lincoln said “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down”. We at the Bilingual British School want to be that friend and we strive to motivate and encourage our young people to believe in themselves and go on to achieve their goals in life.

We set high expectations for learning, behaviour and attitude and therefore we like to recognise and celebrate when our children do well. This helps foster a mind-set in which the importance of hard work, determination, consideration for others and being part of a community is recognised. These are all important skills that, in this ever changing world, will remain constants that will ensure our children are prepared for whatever their next stage in life may be.

It’s important to remember however that success comes in different forms for everyone and, no matter how small or big these achievements might be, we view them all as something worth celebrating.

One way in which we like to recognise these achievements is by hosting a weekly ‘Celebrating Success VIP Lunch’.  The lucky participants are chosen from those children who have earned a place on the ‘rainbow’ throughout the week and the children enjoy the luxury of an exclusive lunch area with a party atmosphere.  Although, to some, this may seem like a small act it allows children to understand what makes them, as an individual, so special and to affirm that we believe. 

Mellissa Sheppard

Vice Headteacher Primary School