SUMO, which means ‘I choose’ in Latin, is all about empowering children in an innovative and accessible way. S.U.M.O. stands for the phrase Stop, Understand, Move On. We teach the children at Bushbury Hill a principle per half term.
‘Stop, Understand’ means
to stop what you’re doing
take time out to reflect
let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential
‘Move On’ means
tomorrow can be different from today
look for new possibilities
don’t just think about it, take action
SUMO4Schools has been put together and is delivered by teachers, education experts and professionals to help children develop skills for life. These skills include:
dealing with change
building better relationships
developing a resilient attitude to life
SUMO – The Six Principles
SUMO is delivered through 6 principles, each focusing on different skills, but together forming a positive, motivated and creative way of thinking:
“Change Your T-Shirt”, which encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own life by rejecting labels such as “victim”.
“Develop Fruity Thinking” urges children to take charge of their thinking and think positively.
“Hippo Time is OK” suggests that everyone needs time to wallow.
“Remember the Beachball”, which teaches that different views can be equally valid, just as the colours you see on a beachball depend on your perspective.
“Learn Latin” introduces the idea of carpe diem (seize the day).
“Ditch Doris Day” means to reject the “whatever will be, will be” sentiment of her hit song Que Sera Sera, and start your journey to success.
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