A Trip Out of this World for Year 1s
By Lesa Eastwell, Year Level Leader - Year 1
The Year 1 students visited the Sir Thomas Planetarium in Brisbane this week. As this was many of the students' first excursion the anticipation was high!
Kylie Russell, Will Boston and Kate Grigg, Year 3 Teachers
Life is not always fun and easy and this week Year 3 Students participated in a workshop that explored strategies to help when things get tough. What do we do when we feel worried or anxious about a problem?
The Students discovered that the answer was resilience.
Resilience is a fancy word that means being able to deal or cope with difficult situations in life. A resilient person is able to bounce back and keep going when things get tough and maintain their sense of who they are as a person.
Students learnt that there are many different abilities to being resilient:
• Bounce back and cope effectively in the face of difficulties.
• Bend, but not break under extreme stress.
• Rebound from adversities.
• Handle setbacks, persevere and adapt even when things go awry.
• Maintain equilibrium following highly aversive events.
The Bouncing Back workshop was a great chance for students to role play and apply these skills in social situations. Here are some of the student’s comments:
“Showing kindness helps someone and makes me feel good too.”
“I can show resilience when I have a problem on the playground.”
“If something goes wrong, I know it will always get better.”« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »