Jenyns First School and Nursery

Our Children, Our Future.

Have a Go Hero



Of people attempting (arduous or dangerous) tasks: brave or spirited.

(Collins Dictionary)


Why is this important?


To teach children to 'have a go' is important to their development and growth. Fear is a typical response to new challenges or experiences. These situations make children feel uncertain, vulnerable, powerless, and anxious. They strip away a child’s sense of security and control. As a result, many children avoid the unfamiliar. They prefer NOT to risk attempting something new, leading to missed opportunities, and setting a negative pattern that can persist into adult life.


When learning to 'have a go', children also learn to:


  • be brave

  • take risks 

  • seek new challenges

  • take a chance

  • find their strengths

  • improve self-confidence

  • build self-esteem