“I’ve Got The Power In Me”

Power In Me

I visited a lovely Infants school recently and had the pleasure of sitting in one of their morning assemblies.

The whole school sung their hearts out and enthusiastically played air guitar to their school song (‘Power In Me’), and I couldn’t help but feel truly uplifted, motivated and ready to face anything!

For those of you who haven’t heard it before, it’s written by the talented Rebecca Lawrence, a music teacher from Jersey. The lyrics are so powerful at making children believe in themselves and not giving up when things get tough.

A few years ago, I taught a little boy in Year 1 who found reading so difficult that he used to put his head in his hands and cry. The book was at the right level, but he just didn’t have the confidence to ‘have a go’ at reading words he didn’t know. It was heart breaking to see, and with lots of praise and encouragement, he gradually began to realise that even if he got it wrong, all that mattered is that he had tried his best.

So, teachers, if you want a class full of children who feel empowered to be reading champions, this song will definitely do the trick!

Power In Me

When the race is nearly done,
And I feel I can’t go on,
I know I can do something about it.
My heart will start to race,
My body find the motion,
And I will feel empowered from within.

Chorus
I’ve got the power in me,

You’ve got the power in you.

I’ve got the power,

p p power, got the power in me.

Nobody’s gonna hold me back,

Nobody’s gonna silence my words,

Nobody’s gonna close my mind,

I’ve got the power in me!

Verse 2
When someone’s needing help,

And the world just walks on by,

I know I can do something about it.

I’ll stand up for their rights,

My voice will find the words,

And I will feel empowered from within.

Chorus

Verse 3

When my mind is closing down,

And I’m lacking inspiration,

I know I can do something about it.

No one can stop me learning,

Create my dreams and future,

And I will feel empowered from within

Chorus

Bridge section
We got the power You got the power I got the power the power in me! We got the power Got the power! You got the power Got the power! I got the power, the power in me Got the power in me!

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Hannah Angrave

Founder of Wriggly Readers, learning through play enthusiast and on a mission to make reading fun for 1 million children!

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