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Mission 2: Bravery

This week's missions are all about Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity's Phizz-whizzing Workshops! Today we're finding out why being brave is so important...

Today’s mission is all about finding out what bravery is and why it’s so important.

It’s an amazing quality to have for lots of reasons! We’re going to find out a little more with some help from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charityā€ˇ‘s mascot Marvin.

Meet Marvin

Marvin is Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity‘s mascot!

He’s here to help us learn all about the charity and the attributes it’s stands for that’s in all of us!

Watch this video…

What is bravery?

Being brave means doing something even if it might scare you.

Maybe you’re scared when you go to the dentist or the doctors, or maybe you were scared the first time you went on a rollercoaster. Being brave means doing those things even though you’re scared.

Here are some people that are famous for being brave

Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was an African American woman who lived in Alabama, USA, in 1955.

Back then black people were not allowed to sit with white people on the bus and they had separate sections to sit in.

One day she was riding the bus and was told to give up her seat for a white person who wanted to sit down.

Rosa refused to give up her seat and was arrested by the police for it!

Rosa Parks was really brave because she knew she would get into a lot of trouble for not giving up her seat but she did it anyway because she believed that it wasn’t right for someone to get a seat on the bus just because of the colour of their skin. She believed that separating people based on their race was not right.

She went on to be part of a large political movement that lead to the end of separating people based on race.

Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart was a famous aeroplane pilot who lived in the early 1900s.

She’s famous for holding lots of records including being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and the first person to fly solo across the Pacific.

These solo flights required a lot of bravery as planes were not as safe back then as they are now so there was always a chance she could crash with no one to help her as she was flying on her own.

Despite it being very dangerous she did these flights anyway and paved the way for lots of other pilots that came after her.

In 1937 she attempted to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe but she sadly crashed and she was never found.

Ben Hedger

Ben won the ‘Child of Courage’ Pride of Britain Award in 2019.

He was very brave as he was driving home with his mum when she collapsed while driving at 65mph!

It was a very scary situation and it could have caused a huge accident.

Ben was super brave though, when he realised his mum was no longer conscious he took the wheel to stop the car from swerving all over the lanes and steered the car onto the grassy verge where it stopped.

Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass lived in America during the late 1700s and early 1800s when America was still a new nation.

In 1823 he was attacked by a bear that nearly killed him while out on an exhibition!

It looked like Hugh was going to die so two people from the exhibition stayed with him so that he wouldn’t die alone.

His two friends ended up taking his weapons and equipment and left him alone to die.

Glass woke up all alone with injuries so bad that he could not walk. Despite this he decided to crawl all the way to the nearest settlement which was 200 miles away!

The crawl took him 6 weeks and he nearly died along the way, but he managed to get to the settlement and recovered from his wounds.

He was very brave because even though the journey to the settlement was almost impossible and scary he did it anyway.

Why is it important to be brave?

Because being brave lets us do lots of amazing things!

You need to be brave to go on the biggest waterslide at the waterpark right? But once you’re on it you know how much fun it is and are glad you were brave enough to have a go!

There are lots of examples of being brave that lead to amazing things, whether it’s having an amazing time at a waterpark or starting to change things in the world for the better – they all start with being brave.

Your mission is to make a cup of courage!

We’ve all done brave things in our lives, maybe you went on a scary ride or went through a haunted house?

Your mission today is to think of as many brave things that you’ve done as you can and put them in your cup of courage!

You can use any cup for this so just ask your parents for one. Write down each brave thing on a piece of paper, fold it up and put it in the cup. You could even ask your family what brave things they’ve done and add them to your cup!

If you want a little help then download the worksheet below which you can work from.

Click on the worksheet to download it!

Check back tomorrow for another mission!

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