From the start of this academic year our Secondary students were given some leadership opportunities that would encourage them to “step outside” their normal everyday routine | The British School of Tashkent

Secondary Students help Early Years

From the start of this academic year our Secondary students were given some leadership opportunities that would encourage them to “step outside” their normal everyday routine.
Friday, March 31, 2017
During their PHSE lessons on Tuesday mornings, groups of students are taken down to the Lower Campus to assist in the Early Years Department.

The first group of students to experience this was 7A, accompanied by their Tutor Mrs Bryan. No-one knew what to expect but after the first session the feedback from the students was excellent. They all really enjoyed their time with the younger students and were itching to get back again the following week. 

The visits are done in cycles of three weeks. As this is being written, 9A have just started their cycle of visits and in two weeks time, 7A will begin again.

What is the purpose of these visits? 
  • The first purpose was to take the students out of their “comfort zone” 
  • The second purpose was to give them an idea about working with people they wouldn’t normally work with
  • The third purpose was to give some of these students a sense of what leadership is about as they grappled with the challenges of working with much younger children.

Overall, it has been a great success. Not all the students relished having to think for themselves in a completely different environment. Some had to be “encouraged” into the room they were working in but on the whole, most students thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 8A, Mr Appleby’s class, made reading books for the students on their iPads which they took to Lower Campus to read with the younger ones.