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 2021-2022 Life Skills Days are as follows:
- 3rd September 2021 – Building Healthy Relationships
- 15th October 2021 – House Dragons’ Den
- 1st December 2021 (tbc) – World Aids Day
- 11th January 2022 – New Year’s Resolutions
- 27th April 2022 (tbc) – Mental Health Awareness
- 7th July 2022 – 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.