The session will involve me talking about how attending gymnastics three times a week, including taking part in national competitions, helped me develop a strong sense of self. Informed my fear of failure and the unknown - and encouraged me to keep going when training became tough. An example- I spent one Summer training myself to complete a back flip in a sandpit (belonging to the private school, behind my garden). Needless to say, I had mastered the back flip, by the end of that Summer. Practise, practise, practise - really did make perfect! Involvement with sports and gymnastics really has benefitted my classroom practice - I will discuss the many reasons why!