Personal Development Challenge

Personal Development Challenge – 6th July 2020

Hello everyone! Here are your final 5 Personal Development Challenges and your super challenge that we would like you to complete over the next 2 week and throughout the summer.

  1. Learn a basic card trick / Teach this to somebody else
  2. Learn some useful phrases in other languages, for example greetings in 5 other languages (that you do not study) / Teach them to somebody else
  3. Look up and learn basic CPR and the recovery position and practise putting someone in the recovery position
  4. Prepare a balanced meal for you and your family, it can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This time work out its total cost AND its nutritional value compared to recommended calorie intake per person
  5. Research how the stock market works / Explain this to another person or make a video or resource to summarise it 

Why not review all the other challenges below and do some you may have missed?

Super Challenge 

Research the career you would like to have and its annual salary.

From that salary work out:

  • What is the monthly salary after tax?
  • Work out what monthly bills you could have and how much they might cost:

    Electric, gas, water, council tax, phone, car, insurances, rent/mortgage, tv, internet

  • Work out what you might spend weekly on food/toiletries
  • Add all of those together
  • Subtract this amount from the monthly salary after tax
  • What did you have left, and what could you spend it on?

Do not forget to always be safe online, for more information click here. https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/311/esafety

 

Personal Development Challenge – 22nd June 2020

Hello everyone! Here are your 5 Personal Development Challenges with and your super challenge that we would like you to complete over the next 2 weeks.

  1. It is still Pride Month and you still have time to participate in our activities here on Goffs Pride. You can also read these articles on BBC Bitesize Embracing your identity: Celebrating Pride Month 2020. Don’t forget the Rainbow cupcakes recipe.
  2. The Met Office has made a range DIY activities and experiments for you to teach yourself about the weather
  3. Use YouTube / internet to learn some self-defence techniques
  4. Produce a poster on E-Safety
  5. Research British Sign Language and learn 5 basic phrases / Teach them to somebody else

Super Challenge 

Research how to and write a CV and covering letter for a part-time job

Do not forget to always be safe online, for more information click here. https://www.goffs.herts.sch.uk/311/esafety

 

Personal Development Challenge - 8th June 2020

Hi again! Here are your 5 Personal Development Challenges with and your super challenge that we would like you to complete over the next 2 weeks. Then you will get some more.

1. It is Pride Month so research and/or participate in LGBTQ+ activities. A start is to try to answer  these questions:

Do you know what all the letters stand for and why there is a +?

Which colours were added to the rainbow flag recently and why?

Keep your eye on this page and Doddle for more coming soon.

In the meantime, here are some interesting websites for you to look at:

Inspirational LGBT People eBook

Four young LGBT activists you should know about

2. Learn some basic first aid. The Red Cross has put this fantastic resource together.

3. Clean windows either at home and/or the outside windows for an elderly neighbour

4. Sew a button

5. Learn to Juggle / Teach this to somebody else

Super Challenge 

Research how to get a mortgage and the different kinds or mortgages / Explain this to another person or make a video or resource to summarise it 

 

Personal Development Challenge - 18th May 2020

Hi! Here are 5 Personal Development Challenges (with 2 optional and an extra challenging one!) we would like you to complete over the next 2 weeks. Then you will get some more.

  1. Participate in Mental Health Week (see attachment)
  1. Organise and create a quiz for your friends and family to enjoy over Zoom or FaceTime
  2. Record yourself performing a solo on an instrument or singing
  3. Research and perform 3 yoga positions
  4. Do some laundry, wash, and dry clothes then put them away

Optional – if you have a pet; wash and groom him or her

Optional – if you have a garden; learn how to use the lawn mower and cut the grass

Super Challenge 

Make a balanced 2 course meal for the family

 

Personal Development Challenge - 4th May 2020

As the period of lockdown continues, we are writing regarding tasks that can support your child’s personal development. In addition to the curriculum work set by your child’s class teachers, we feel it is crucial that your child is able to experience and enjoy challenges that will help with their broader personal development.

We hope that these activities will help to provide some variety during the school closure period, will prove valuable in helping students to develop vital skills, and may prove useful to parents too!

As such, we have put together a list of challenges for your child to complete. We will be setting five challenges fortnightly, starting from 4th May. There will also a ‘super challenge’.

All challenges will be set on Doddle; the first five are listed below: 

  1. Iron a shirt and/or a pair of trousers
  2. Change a light bulb
  3. Boil an egg
  4. Write a thank you card or email
  5. Plan, organise, and budget for a future day out


Super Challenge – Clean, or help to fix/repair, either a bicycle or a car

It would be fantastic for us to gather and be able to showcase some of these challenges being undertaken, so we would encourage students to take some photographs to send to their Learning Manager. Please note that we may include these photographs in a newsletter or school communications, so by sending us these, you consent to us using the images.