Role Models is running a Confidence & Resilience 1 Day Taster on Saturday June 17th 2017 (10am – 3pm) in the Kensington & Chelsea borough:
Ages 8 & 9 and ages 10-12 at Chelsea Academy School, Lots Road, SW10 0AB
The course will focus on developing a growth mindset and the key ‘soft’ skills required to thrive in social & work environments at school, at home and in life ahead.
What do they mean by Resilience and Growth Mindset?
Growth mindset is, quite simply, a more positive thought process we can learn to use before tackling a problem or dealing with something particularly difficult. This doesn’t need to be as stark as ‘you can do it!’; more the reassurance that were you to fail, this does not have any reflection on whether you will then succeed later or indeed your strength of character. Put even simpler: ‘maybe I can’t do it now, but I can certainly learn to!’. They want to encourage resilience and growth mindset in all pupils especially before the dramatic jump to secondary school which will open up a new world of challenges.
They will be focusing on soft skills as much as technical skills and what a ‘future leader’ looks like; covering many of the skills not always nurtured in the London education system.
John Cridland, Head of the Confederation of British Industries, recently stated at the annual Festival of Education that, “from the perspective of employers, the school system needs to teach skills beyond academic lessons, such as character and resilience”.
How will they develop Confidence and Resilience amongst the children attending?
The day will involve each group (maximum of 10 children for each adult) taking part in a series of fun challenges and public speaking exercises that will provide each child with an armoury which they can use to solve most problems thrown their way. It will include outdoor games and active learning tasks. They make sure the children aren’t sitting down for too long and that the course doesn’t feel like a day of lessons.
None of the tasks are easy; in fact, they are relying on the children struggling with many of the exercises at the first attempt. It’s through this process that a resilience and strength of character can be built in a fun, pressure-free environment.
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