“Maths is my best lesson because I like doing my times tables.” – KH
“The football team is great!” – SL
“When I finish my work I help other people.” – CB
“I like going to ‘Little Pears’ because its fun and I can play games.” – AB
“I love school because I love learning!” – SG
“Netball club is good fun.” – SH
“I use an ipad to help me check my work.” – LF
“I enjoy energy club because I play games with my friends.” – AS
“Science is great because we get to do experiments.” – NC
“I want to stay in the EAL Class forever!” – AP
“My teacher helps me when I don’t understand.” – AM
“Maths lessons are the best!” – SW
“My teacher is the best teacher ever!” – FR
“I love going on lots of trips.” – TR
“I love EAL trips on the minibus.” – IL
“I like the reward trips, especially lazer tag!” – JC

Magic Mistake Mentors

Hollymount School Growth Mindset Blog

Shifting thoughts- changing patterns

Pupils from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 have been chosen to promote developing a growth mindset at Hollymount. They were chosen because of their ability to demonstrate a growth mindset in all aspects of school life. The chosen pupils help to develop a blog on our school website that all pupils can go to and seek inspiration when they need to work on their own growth mindset.

So what is a growth mindset?

In our first meeting we met to decide what a growth mindset is and decide on a name for our blog. We made mind maps of our ideas about what growth mindset is and developed the name ‘Magic Mistakes Mentors’. All of the pupils involved talked about how a growth mindset is about shifting your thinking from negative to positive.


At our most recent Magic Mistakes Mentors meeting we looked at the power of words and how positive self-talk can help you when you are finding things difficult.

We looked at some inspirational growth mindset quotes and famous people.


Then we chose our favourite quote and talked about why we liked it so much.

Our quotes even inspired us to write some hashtags that pupils can use to start finding and tagging growth mindset inspired content online.