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Year 7 Extended Transition: Team Building

Change is always a challenge and the transition from primary to secondary school can be viewed as a very daunting task for some students.

We recognise meeting new people and making friends can be a difficult process for some young people, even those who present as confident and brave. Therefore, once again we have run our week long team building event for Year 7s.

The sessions break down barriers for students and bring them closer through a series of challenging but fun tasks. They are designed specifically to require year 7 students to communicate effectively with each other and then ultimately celebrate their successes together.

The role of the form tutor is essential in these first few weeks and so we plan for tutors to be present during these team-building sessions. Tutors were able to observe students and see how they respond to challenge, cope with frustration and encourage students to work collaboratively with others.

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 A selection of tutor comments:

“It has been lovely to see her smiling so much. She has found socialising difficult in the first few days but there she is, holding hands and skipping in celebration with her new friends”

“He has been very quiet since he started but he has really taken to the leadership role in the bucket challenge. Now he seems so much more confident and settled”

Our Extended Transition now moves on to our ‘Literacy at SVC’ workshops. These will take place over the next few weeks. Students will learn how to make the best use of dictionaries, familiarise themselves with the SVC Literacy handbook (both of which will be given to students), understand the importance of ‘talk’ in lessons and how a green pen can enhance their learning.

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Our Extended Transition now moves on to our ‘Literacy at SVC’ workshops. These will take place over the next few weeks. Students will learn how to make the best use of dictionaries, familiarise themselves with the SVC Literacy handbook (both of which will be given to students), understand the importance of ‘talk’ in lessons and how a green pen can enhance their learning.

 

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