Bromsgrove School prides itself on being forward thinking
whilst at the same time offering pupils a variety of activities and out of
class opportunities to challenge themselves to consider how they can improve
themselves, their community and the lives of others. This is done through
a programme of lectures and activity sessions and through participation in
community service. The School has recently engaged with China Drewitt of Kid
Life to present a series of lectures to pupils in the Senior School.
Bromsgrove School’s involvement with the Kid Life workshops sets a new
precedent for pastoral care, and looks towards the positive futures of students
beyond the classroom.
The *Department for Education have reported
that ‘Children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social
and school well-being on average have higher levels of academic
achievement and are more engaged in school, both concurrently and in later
Kid Life is a ground-breaking new scheme that helps young
people aged 11-18 learn how to activate their healthy futures and feel good, so
they can boost their personal development, productivity and overall happiness,
in their daily lives and beyond.
Feedback from pupils shows that an average of 93 out of 100
pupils found their workshop engaging and effective in making them want to
improve their health and wellbeing. Pupils’ favourite parts of the experience
included The 6 steps to getting healthy, Learning to take care of ourselves
and The eye opening facts.
Bromsgrove School’s Head of PSHE, Miss Zia Leech, has her
own feedback to share, “As soon as I met China, I knew that she would
engage the students with her high energy, and passionate approach to healthy
living and mindfulness. Young people today are so busy and under immense
pressure from many different directions, that is essential they realise, and
know how to look after body and mind, in order to maximise potential.
China delivered an age appropriate, student friendly and powerful presentation,
which kept the audience entertained, with clever use of technology and
interactive exercises. The Kid Life six step plan is easy to understand and
follow – I recommend without hesitation.”
Kid Life is currently the only programme furthering the
ethical interests of every school and parent to participate in a
scheme towards children’s healthy personal development and launches
nationwide at The Education Show NEC this March.