The Kibworth School working with ‘Humanutopia’… Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Who Am I? – Personal Development workshop session for Year 9 students
On Tuesday, 3rd October all Year 9 students will be engaged in an off-timetable day of inspiring and reflective activities provided by the renowned motivational education company ‘Humanutopia’.
The programme is designed to encourage them to develop a sense of ‘self’, build confidence as learners and provide them with the tools to take positive responsibility for their actions as they approach the next, crucial stage in their education – making GCSE options choices and sitting exams that will shape the rest of their lives.
The expected outcomes of the day include:
- Enjoyment of the programme interventions.
- Developing friendship s and working relationships.
- Providing strategies that students can use to modify and/or improve their own behaviour.
- Helping students understand other people’s behaviour.
- Motivating students to care more about other people and the effect they can have on others.
- Encouraging students to want to try harder in school to improve their grades.
- Enabling students to feel more positive about their future.
What’s it all about?
Humanutopia’s first course, ‘Who Am I?’ is based on personal development. It is an enormously powerful experience for young people, consisting of 15 unique challenges. This course creates a safe space for young people to stop and reflect on their life to date.
In this space, young people are encouraged to look at the influences of others, peer pressure and the culture of conformity. They are encouraged to reflect on their attitude, behaviour and their impact on others.
The young people are then given an opportunity to discover their authentic self and to consider just where their true potential may lie and what their futures could be about.
What to expect
In session 1 the young people will be asked to reflect on their attitude and behaviour towards their class mates and peers. There will be a moment in this session when many of the students will become upset – some may be overwhelmed. It is crucial that staff react with integrity and compassion. Whilst there are no disclosures some students will need help & support to move forward after our visit.
This part of the day is cathartic for the vast majority and will help individuals and the group move forward together in a more cohesive way. As the day evolves many students will begin to feel liberated and staff should observe and support some of the major changes that occur within some of the young people.
Look out for a review of the Humanutopia ‘Who Am I?’ Day in the next issue of the school magazine, newsletter and on the website.