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SP developing our ‘Core Skills’

The Senior Preparatory started the year with a Core Skill building activity.  The Core Skills in which we are encouraging our children to build are Exploration, Metacognition, Communication, Social Integration, Self-awareness and Reflection. These 21st century skills are necessary today, tomorrow and in our children’s future.

The children were split into groups, given five pieces of string, cups and an elastic band and the brief was to build a pyramid. The challenge was that they had to build the pyramid without using their hands. It was amazing to witness how the children explored their options; thought about how they were failing and succeeding in each attempt; communicating and integrating with one another. Once the children had built their pyramids, we asked the children to reflect. It was a successful learning opportunity because the children understood that it was imperative that they work together as a team and communicate effectively. 

 

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