Over two days with 20 business volunteers every Year 9 student experienced a workshop that got them thinking about their lifestyle and their future.
Teams of 6 worked with the volunteers playing a game that created a fictional character. The team's job was to try and steer this character to success and happiness by balancing the four elements in it's life -
Teams win tokens based on decisions or action steps they take. To their surprise it is easy to get hooked on EXPERTISE and neglect other aspects of life
The game created the profile fro a character they must bring to life. Their character has to come into school to get across the key messages
Students reflect on their own lives and apply the learning to the imbalances they feel and aspirations they hold. Setting out plans for action steps they can take now to balance their lives and achieve their future goals.
This programme was developed by GE to address the high levels of anxiety and emotional and physical ill health experienced by adolescents in the UK. Over the last two years GE and Rowan Dartington have funding these learning days at Patchway Community School and encouraged other businesses to support with volunteers. This year additional support came from Legal Aid, MOD, HMRC UWE and Buro Happold
Impact report to follow .....