News

TPS’ Game Changer Day 2018

06/28/2018

Through its vision of the highest expectations, an ethos of “Enjoy Respect Achieve”, unparalleled opportunities and highly effective teaching, Bohunt Education Trust sets out to develop students who are “game changers”. This means those who challenge and change the status quo.

Embracing this ethos, TPS has, this week involved its students in a ‘Game Changer Day’, which included Years 7 to 9 taking part in a series of planned experiences which challenges them to use their creativity, leadership and resilience. These are skills that in later life will benefit students in the business and enterprise community, as they are referred to as the essential skills for the 21st century.

Students were involved in activities such as “Command” tasks – working together to overcome challenges, such as crossing a river with limited material, building a shelter as a team and many other exciting tasks.

Staff also shared stories of “game changers” in their subject area: people who have transformed the world through Literature, Science, Engineering, Politics, the Arts and Sport, and have inspired them to go on to further study in their chosen area of specialism.

Year 9 students expressed an interest in learning about skills and knowledge required to thrive in wider life. Their day involved various activities around financial and political issues around the world.

Vice Principal, Aidan Timmons, said,

“It has been fantastic to watch how the students have thrived today, and we aim to provide further opportunities for them to demonstrate the key “game changer” skills of creativity, leadership and resilience during their time at TPS.”