Life Skills Education is a planned programme of learning at Warminster.
As part of a whole school approach, Life Skills develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and positive citizens living in the wider world. We aim to prepare our pupils for adult life through teaching the skills they need to develop their emotional intelligence, raise their self-confidence, encourage them to make safe and well-informed choices, understand what constitutes a healthy lifestyle in both body and mind, have respect for others and develop and maintain positive relationships.
Life Skills incorporates the formal teaching of key life skills. Throughout the school we focus on three key areas of learning: Health and Wellbeing, Healthy Relationships and Living in the Wider World (incorporating citizenship and financial awareness). During the year, we have six Life Skills Days when the normal timetable is collapsed and all pupils and staff focus on Life Skills for the day. Each Life Skills Day has an overarching theme which ties the events of the day together. The planned dates and themes for the 2020-2021 Life Skills Days are as follows:
11th September 2020 – Building Healthy Relationships
16th October 2020 – House Dragons’ Den
2nd December 2020 – Healthy Lifestyle Choices
12th January 2021 – New Year’s Resolutions
18th March 2021 or April 27th 2021 (tbc) – Mental Health Awareness
8th July 2021 – Community Action Day
The events of Life Skills Days are further supported by assemblies and tutor time discussions and other activities. For further information please get in touch with Simon Rossiter, Head of Life Skills.