At BVIS, our children are provided with leadership roles and opportunities to demonstrate they are responsible citizens. This may be something as simple as being “class helper” or it could be a more public position such as House Captain or Student Council member. These roles enable our children to develop as caring, respectful and reflective members of our community. We expect the children to carry out their responsibilities honestly and to the very best of their ability.
As you know, we are always reflecting upon the quality and range of learning opportunities we offer here at BVIS. So this week it is my pleasure to share a new initiative with you to develop the skills of our oldest children in the Primary School.
Over the past few weeks, Y6 children have been learning some playground games and reflecting upon how they can help children younger than themselves to play in pairs or small groups and to play safely. This week Y6 donned their new caps as “Play Leaders” and have carried out their leadership duties to:
• Teach games such as snakes & ladders or giant jenga
• Encourage fair play and turn taking
• Supervise games to ensure fun is had by all
• Encourage younger children to use their English language skills whilst playing
Several times this week I have been outside to observe the Y6 children as Play Leaders and have been very impressed with their leadership and social skills. The younger children have loved playing with the older ones and have thoroughly enjoyed learning some new games. Keep up the good work Y6 and thanks to Mr Oliver for organising this new initiative for our children