Our class is named after Bessie Coleman. She was the first African-American woman and first Native American to hold a pilot license. She also quickly gained a reputation as a skilled and daring pilot who would stop at nothing to complete a difficult stunt, flying in exhibitions as a stunt flyer to paying audiences. She was committed to combating racism and refused to participate in flying events that banned African-Americans from attending, inspiring a generation of men and women.
Our Quest Primary Learning Behaviours help us achieve greatness every day in our own learning and personal development, by replicating some of the traits that great explorers like Coleman demonstrate. These are:
- To be curious about what we are learning and why
- To have a thirst for discovering new knowledge
- To show courage and challenge ourselves when we are learning
- To persevere with our goals and never give up
- To have the resilience to overcome obstacles that we encounter in our work
- To be determined in everything we do
- To believe in ourselves and what we can achieve.