We believe that developing character in students is equally as important as creating a framework for academic success and stimulating a global perspective. At the heart of character is self-confidence together with the ability to bounce back from the knocks that come with taking on new challenges. It’s also about knowing yourself; your motivations, the things that push you on and the things that hold you back. It’s about celebrating and recognising when you are successful, but then understanding and being able to recreate the strategies that enabled that success and transferring it to a new situation: learning to learn in a challenging situation.
Our skilled facilitators will help students to explore their motivations, to plan their strategies for success and to grow in confidence as they move through a series of physical and mental challenges. At each stage they’ll guide the students to get the most from each activity and to develop strategies for success that they will then be able to apply when they return to their school setting, whether in the classroom or taking on their own broader challenges.
With a focus on preparing for transition to a new school or settling into a new academic year, the course and each task is designed to equip students with skills to help them manage that transition while having fun and learning some new practical skills along the way. At the end of the course, Students will feel confident to take on the next step of their school career, knowing they have developed the skills to cope with the new challenges brought about by their transition.