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The word Challenge can be used as both a noun, and a verb.
As a noun, it’s definition stands as “a call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength” or “a call to prove or justify something.”
As a verb, it’s definition is “dispute the truth or validity of” or “invite (someone) to engage in a contest.”
This week we are going to look at Challenge and the different connotations of the word, and try and unpick how we can challenge ourselves over the coming year.

!!COMPETITION TIME!!

We are starting a competition from this week onwards, amongst all the forms at Trinity. The form that comments the most (answering the questions from the week) between now and Easter will receive a large edible prize on the last day! There will also be prizes for the top 2 runners up. So get commenting, and CHALLENGE yourselves over these next few weeks. Remember to put your form as your name when you comment so that we can see them easily!

Notices

  • Year 11’s, next week is the Briars trip! Remember your bags on Monday!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This week’s WOTW is brought to you by some of the Chaplaincy Team from The Trinity School! Have a look, and have a think about how you would feel in these circumstances.

Not all challenges are big, just like in the video. Choosing a drink may seem like a tiny thing, but sometimes it’s the smallest challenges that can affect us!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Challenges are difficult. But the feeling of elation when you overcome these challenges far outweighs the difficulty of it, and that’s what we need to focus on. Jesus overcame many challenges in his life, the biggest being his dying for us. Close your eyes and listen to the song, or watch the video, and spend some time thinking about what challenges you have in your life right now and how you are going to overcome them.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today is all about self-reflection. One of the biggest challenges in life is balancing our time, and making sure that we fit some time for ourselves into our day. Not only for ourselves, in fact, but for God too. In your forms, we want you to come up with a prayer. It should be a detailed prayer, all about challenges.

Your challenge, once it is written, is to then say that prayer at least twice a week in your form. Comment the prayer below too, so that if others want to they can try out it out as something different.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re on a walk or driving somewhere and just when you think you’ve got over the massive hill, another one comes into view? Or maybe you solve one problem and then realise there’s a million others that you haven’t? Challenges are hard, and when you challenge yourself you can often come upon unexpected hurdles. When the disciples began preaching the Gospels, they would leave one place thinking that they had done their work, only to discover later that the community had fallen back into bad ways (such as in Corinth.)

Finding Nemo is a classic film, albeit fairly old now. In the clip, Marlin tries to come up with a creative solution to a challenge but his work isn’t done there…

What do you think was the biggest challenge in the clip? When is a time that you thought you’d beaten a challenge, only to find another one right there? Comment your answers below.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This week, Mrs Bator from Trinity reads our scripture to us!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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