On Monday 17 July a group of 20 Year 8 students took part in a Learning Conference. The aim of this event was to understand the different ways individuals learn and how we can best build resilience and independence through a growth mind-set and ultimately use these skills for the duration of students time at Highdown.
The day was a great success! Students were given the task of designing the world’s greatest theme park based around the continents of the world. All students really appreciated finding out how to use Google and the Dewey system correctly to research their continents more effectively. They also worked really well in their teams and acknowledged that there are certain ways to conduct themselves against the pressures of school and the influence of peers. Furthermore, students were able to see the skills they were using could be transferred into everyday activities in and out of school. As a result they became more resilient and independent. A fantastic day all round!