Endurance KS2

Class 3  and class 4 enjoyed learning about the Christian Value endurance, linking into the school’s mission statement. After a short discussion on the term endurance, we all went into the hall to play a game called marshmallow toss. In this game, we were placed into teams and had to throw the marshmallows to each other. During the game, the teachers came around and distracted us by taking our cups, standing in front of each other and knocking the marshmallows out of our hands.

After the task, we discussed how this made us feel.  One child said, “It made me feel angry because you had taken away my marshmallows.” While another commented, “I was sad because we had tried hard as a team but it made us try harder so we didn’t lose.”We discussed what the word endurance means and that it can be linked to many different ideas or thoughts. One child said, “It makes me think of persistence. ” Another thought it meant, “To never give up and to keep trying even if it is really hard.”

Biblical quote – 

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Endurance and perseverance are only possible where there is hope and that hope is based on the enduring nature of God’s love and faithfulness. Even Jesus, for all his strength and ability to endure, looked to his disciples to help and sustain him by watching and praying with him (Matthew 26).