10th December 2019 — This week, Leweston pupils in Years 10 and 11 took part in the 'Resilient Me' workshop. The day focused on managing stress and revision techniques and was split into two themes; The Circus of Life and Prepare to Pass.
The Circus of Life focused on understanding and managing teenage stress, mental health awareness, and building resilience. The students were introduced to a whole new way of thinking about mental health, personal well-being and their future development. This part of the workshop built on the skills a circus performer would learn, including juggling, balance and taking risks, and used these as analogies for the skills required to perform well in everyday teenage life.
In the afternoon the students took part in the second half of the workshop, ‘Prepare to Pass: Perfect preparation, radiant results!’ They were asked to focus on the key areas of self-belief, organisation, and stress management, equipping the students with a complete revision toolkit. Leweston’s Year 10 and 11 began by looking at self-belief and examining their own reasons for wanting success in their exams, followed by a comprehensive set of revision techniques that offered something to suit everyone. Pupils thought about organisation, including the study / life balance and pacing with a rigorous look at how to maximise the impact of every revision session to boost exam results.
The students had lots of fun throughout the day whilst thinking about the key theme of resilience, which ties in perfectly with the Leweston Learner attribute.
Thank you to Rachel Munns of Resilient Me for running the fantastic workshop and Ms Lilly, Head of Leweston Year 10 and 11, for organising the day.