Gardiners Avenue students learned the importance of having a positive mindset when faced with challenges during the interactive assembly, NED's Mindset Mission on Oct. 28. The assembly was a culmination to Levittown Education Against Destructive Decisions Week.
Performer Shanika Robinson captivated students as she took them on a journey to help a cartoon boy named NED find his mindset. Students learned that NED's name is an acronym for never give up, encourage others and do your best. These three important lessons were reinforced as students followed NED's adventure.
Using puppetry, yo-yo and magic tricks, Ms. Robinson visually told NED's story as he climbed to the top of Mount Everest, uncovered inner treasures on an island and learned about the brain while fixing a spaceship. Students were reminded of the power of "yet" and letting go of the phrase "I know" so they can grow. At the end of the assembly, students volunteered to share what they learned and received a yo-yo just like in the show.