Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

SUMO - Stop, Understand, Move On

SUMO, which means 'I choose' in Latin, is all about empowering children in an innovative and accessible way. S.U.M.O. stands for the phrase Stop, Understand, Move On.

‘Stop, Understand’ means

  • to stop what you’re doing
  • take time out to reflect
  • let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential                                  

‘Move On’ means

  • tomorrow can be different from today
  • look for new possibilities
  • don’t just think about it, take action

SUMO4Schools has been put together and is delivered by teachers, education experts and professionals to help children develop skills for life. These skills include:

  • dealing with change
  • building better relationships
  • developing a resilient attitude to life
  • maintaining morale
  • improving motivation

SUMO - The Six Principles 

SUMO is delivered through 6 principles, each focusing on different skills, but together forming a positive, motivated and creative way of thinking:

 “Change Your T-Shirt”, which encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own life by rejecting labels such as “victim”.

 

 

“Develop Fruity Thinking” urges children to take charge of their thinking and think positively.

 

 

 “Hippo Time is OK” suggests that everyone needs time to wallow

 

 

“Remember the Beachball”, which teaches that different views can be equally valid, just as the colours you see on a beachball depend on your perspective.

 

 

“Learn Latin” introduces the idea of carpe diem (seize the day).

 

 

“Ditch Doris Day” means to reject the “whatever will be, will be” sentiment of her hit song Que Sera Sera, and start your journey to success.

 

 

 

For more information visit SUMO4schools