T2 Personal Development Challenges

January 11th 2022

Hello everyone & Happy New Year!

Part of your education is obviously your curriculum and what you learn in lessons.

Another important part of your education is your personal development.

Personal development prepares students for life after school and also gives students knowledge of how to keep mentally and physically healthy. It ensures students leave school confident, resilient, and independent and gives access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences to benefit from.

This time, we have new year, new you theme

Here are your T2 Personal Development, Mental & Physical Health Challenges for the rest of this half-term.

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  1. Commit to making and keeping at least one but as many as you can of the following resolutions

I will try to find a physical activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing, or riding my bike) or a sport I like and do it at least three times a week! (or you can try the one below and the previous ones…)

I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter, or skateboard.

I'll try to be friendly to kids who may have a hard time making friends by talking with them and inviting them to join activities.

I will keep my personal info safe and not share my name, home address, school name or telephone number online. Also, I'll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer or phone without asking my parent if it is okay.

I will save time to read for fun.

I will try to eat two servings of fruit and two servings of vegetables every day. I will drink water every day and healthy beverages like milk with meals.

I will try to get 8 to 10 hours of sleep that my body needs each night.

I will do what I can to help out in my community. I will give some of my time to help others, working with community groups or others that help people in need. These activities will make me feel better about myself and my community.

When I feel angry stressed out, I will take a break and find helpful ways to deal with the stress, such as exercising, reading, writing in a journal, or talking about my problem with a parent or friend.

When I notice my friends are struggling, being bullied, or making risky choices, I will look for a trusted adult so that we can attempt to find a way to help.

I will resist peer pressure to try drugs, alcohol or smoking or vaping.

  1. Mental Health Challenge – Your New Year Theme for 2022

2021 has been and gone and what a year it has been!

After living through another year in a pandemic, there is a real need take a compassionate look at self-development and our mental health in 2022.

So, we are going to give you tips and tricks on ways to be a little kinder to yourself in the year ahead.

Your New Year Theme for 2022

  1. Personal Development Physical Health Challenge with PE

Beat Mr Roles at press-ups

Email mrl@goffs.herts.sch.uk with your attempt to earn House Points

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

Mental Health & Personal Development Challenges

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