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Aim a Little Higher

To celebrate the success of the Superhero programme, Year 5 took part in a Superhero Graduation last Friday; this fabulous event showcased the new skills developed!

The Superhero programme is aimed at helping to build children’s character and communication skills; by increasing their Confidence and Resilience.

Read on to find out more...

To celebrate the success of the Superhero programme, Year 5 took part in a Superhero Graduation last Friday; this fabulous event showcased the new skills developed!

The Superhero programme is aimed at helping to build children’s character and communication skills; by increasing their Confidence and Resilience.

This is an area that is of real focus for us this year. We hold the view that from the moment a child enters our academy, we have a responsibility to nurture and develop him/her both through academic rigour and through the building of character - so that, are able to be truly successful in life.

At the core of our work on character, is building our children’s sense of self-worth and self-belief.

Children, growing up in 2017, face a number of challenges;

*Many aspects of today’s society can be detrimental to the mental health of our children & young people

*Our children are having to navigate a complex and ever changing world, facing challenges and pressures in numerous aspects of their lives

* We want our children to have good mental health; so that they are able to do well in school and are able to deal with any stress or pressures they may come across. We want them to be able to safely navigate the online world they are growing up in. Most importantly, we want our children to grow up enjoying their childhood.

Impact of the programme so far…

A group of children shared their thoughts on the programme, read on to find out what they had to say…

Bravery: Let me tell you about bravery. Everyone knows it’s an important skill to have in your life. As you know everyone has a fear, but it’s important not to be afraid and some day you will overcome your fear. When you overcome fear you’ll have this feeling in your body which makes you feel so proud! So be brave and feel the same as me! I found a great quote - Remember that bravery is not the lack of fear but the ability to move forward in spite of it! Elia

 

 

Communication: You can communicate all kinds of different ways. Think about how you present yourself. We have learnt that eye contact and a good handshake is polite and gives other people a great first impression. It is important to use kind words, but you also have to make sure your body says the same thing. Crossed arms and a scrunched up face tells people you are not really interested in what they are telling you. Angel

 

For the past term we have been collaborating with Kamal towards becoming a better person. We have been learning many great things. I think this programme was amazing to help us improve our focus and kindness and many other things. Daanish

 

My Superpower: Kamal has taught us all about superheroes and how to be like them. My superpower basically is all the superhero words in one word. My superhero week was all about all the things you are good at. In that week we learnt the difference between talents and skills. A talent is something you are naturally good at, whereas a skill is something you have to practise then you can become great at it. Another thing Kamal said was that kindness is really important. He said that if a superhero didn’t have kindness, he would be the same as a super villain. He also mentioned focus is important. If a superhero didn’t focus, he would not save the day! Samuel

 

Kindness: One of the super powers is kindness. Kindness is important because it makes other people feel happy. One example of me showing is when I helped Angel hold the door open and carry books for a teacher who was struggling to multi-task. I’d like to thank Kamal for all his hard work in helping us to become amazing superheroes – see, another act of kindness and it just comes naturally. Mollie

 

Resilience: When you become older hard things will come your way. That is when you need to be resilient. Resilience is never giving up even when things become tough. I had to be resilient when I was completing my maths test. Even when I had tough questions I never gave up. Alidzhan

 

To find out more about the Your Character Counts strategy click here