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St Saviour's Church Schools

Practice, practice, practice

In today's assembly, Mr Beament shared a theory by an author called Matthew Syed who wrote the book 'Bounce'.

 

After completing lots of research, Matthew Syed believed that if you practice a skill for 10,000 hours you can master it!

 

We worked out that 10,000 hours of practice is:

 

1538 school days or 15 years (of practising every weekend).

 

We used table tennis as an example and worked out that in this time you would miss the ball, hit the net or miss the table around 1 million times.

 

That is 10,000 hours of quality practice and 1 million failures to master a skill.

 

We concluded that practice and failure are really important on the journey to success!

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