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Week of Failing Forwards

WHAT
We are excited to announce an opportunity for teachers to lead workshops, with a mixed age range, during our first ‘Week of Failing Forwards.’ This is part of our present project, Creating a Culture of Trial and Error.

WHY
The aim of the week is for students (and teachers):
· to take risks and develop a have-a-go attitude
· to learn from failure
· to build emotional resilience
· to develop coping mechanisms in the face of failure
· to learn how to support others who are experiencing failure
· to reduce stress and improve mental health

WHEN
The workshops will take place on Monday 22nd January (Day 7) from 10:40-11:45 and on Thursday 25th January (Day 1) from 10:40-11:45.

WHO
Grades 2 to 10 will sign up for a workshop to learn something they have never tried before. Teachers who are not leading workshops will participate in one of their choice.

HOW
If you have a hidden, or not so hidden, skill and would be willing to teach others, please send us an email THIS WEEK. Think music, art, athletics, poetry, juggling, drama, singing, maths, pottery, a language, uni-cycling…anything you could teach to others in 2 one-hour workshops. If you know of students who have skills to share, send us their names too.

IN ADDITION
The counselors and organising team will support advisors, homeroom teachers and class teachers with material for discussion before and during the week. The counselors will also present to parents during the Three Way Conferences on the Wednesday of that week. Furthermore, we are collecting personal stories of failure and the lessons learned, for sharing with students, so do consider sharing yours with us-email Jacqui Patrick.

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