Last Thursday, we enjoyed our first Tutor Day of the year. We were treated to a visit by Paralympian Aaron Phipps who joined us to explore the idea of resilience both in life and in learning. He very quickly had the children hooked with his tales of wheelchair rugby, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and his absolute determination to succeed.
We spent the rest of the day looking at how our brains help us learn and developing strategies to become more effective and resilient learners. Competition also featured heavily during the day with pupils being challenged to compete for their houses in a variety of sports and some hotly-contested inter-tutor group challenges to demonstrate their new-found resilience in learning.
We’re looking forward to our next Tutor Day in the Spring term.