“Good teams become great ones when they sacrifice the ‘me’ for the ‘we’” — Phil Jackson
We Not Me
The concept of ‘We not Me’ isn’t new. It has been used extensively by sports teams and the military as a means to create a group of people who think about what it takes to build character in everyone, not just ourselves…
At Bowden House our central ethos revolves around developing an atmosphere of ‘common good’ and putting the team or objective front and centre in every aspect of school life.
It isn’t complex or difficult to do, it doesn’t require a vast amount of skill either. ‘We not Me’ simply asks that you consider what you could do every day that will encourage and develop others around you. It could be as simple as holding a door open for someone, building a stronger friendship with another person through kindness and consideration, or taking a bolder step and looking to support the community in a way that develops and encourages the ‘We Not Me’ message outside of the Bowden House walls.
Phil Jackson, world renowned basketball coach said it best:
We consider ourselves ‘one school’ here at Bowden House and as a result of this ethos, WE believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We not Me.