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Failure Week

December 2, 2014

Failure isn’t something that is usually celebrated by schools, but Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, has held ‘Failure Week’ in order to encourage students to embrace failure rather than fear it.

The boarding school celebrates “failure week” to encourage students to take risks so that they can learn from them and to take the pressure off children to succeed at everything.

As part of their celebration of failure, the students learn about successful inventors, artists, and celebrities who have failed many times in their journey to success. The school believes that failure is a key part of learning and succeeding.

Students are encouraged to try something they have never done before, such as playing an instrument or juggling, in front of an audience. Although most people fail at the new tasks everyone has fun and enjoys the experience despite the failure.

What do you think? Does “failure week” sound like a good idea?

Article written by  D Mulhern



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that's so cool

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I think that it is a really good idea and it should be in more schools

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Strange

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Well that's different XD

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i think its a good idea

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That seems fun

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wow...

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weird but coolio

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that is so boss

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I think failure week is a good idea. Should be in more schools

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My teacher told me that Fail stands for: First Attempt In Learning.

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this is a good idea because you can step outside your comfort zone AND explore the outside world a little more

AWESOME!!!

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I think failure week is a good idea because no one wants to fear failure. Even if you do fail it doesn't mean that you will always fail. 🙂

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Yeah sound fun

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Yes i do think that failure week is a good idea

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TBH dat sounds good but embarrassing

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waste off time I say

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i failed something today

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failure week sounds good