Damien Hinds, Education Secretary, recently stated that he believes there are 5 foundations for building character that encompass an extensive list of activities. They are:
- Sport – which includes competitive sport and other activities, such as running, martial arts, swimming and purposeful recreational activities, such as rock climbing, hiking, orienteering, gym programmes, yoga or learning to ride a bike.
- Creativity – this involves all creative activities from coding, arts and crafts, writing, graphic design, film making and music composition.
- Performing – activities could include dance, theatre and drama, musical performance, choir, debating or public speaking.
- Volunteering & Membership – brings together teams, practical action in the service of others or groups, such as volunteering, getting involved in the #iwill campaign, litter-picking, fundraising, any structured youth programmes or uniformed groups like Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts, Cadets and Duke of Edinburgh.
- World of work – practical experience of the world of work, work experience or entrepreneurship. For primary age children, this may involve opportunities to meet role models from different jobs.
We have created character building programs this year that have resulted in a significant increase in school visitors to our clients.
We can work with you to design a school offer that encompasses these values and attracts more school visits to your site. Contact us if you would like to know more about how we could help you with this.
Read the full article at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/education-secretary-character-and-resilience-are-key-to-social-mobility?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=New+Character+Education+Advisory+Group&utm_campaign=Education+Secretary+on+character