This week, our theme is about being ‘Resourceful’.
This week, our theme is about being ‘Resourceful’. I read an interesting article this weekend, explaining that life is a great journey – and school is the place where you pack your suitcase – to fill your bag with academic qualifications was the best preparation! I could not disagree more!
I am pleased to say that at Invicta we certainly do not adopt this approach. We are interested in learning as well as teaching, and doing as well as thinking about doing. One of the great things about Invicta’s education is that you do not just attend lessons or take part in matches or concerts - rather you really live your life, at school, throughout term time. Your friends; your work and play; your active life is Invicta. To be involved in ‘this life’ you have to be resourceful – be flexible, creative and proactive.
Living life is a good idea whatever age you are. We none of us know what is just around the corner.
The article I read, referred to a poem:
Days by Philip Larkin.
What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come and wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?
Fortunately, at Invicta, we encourage just that! Life is about work and friends; it is about imagination and creativity; it is about living in a supportive environment where you can try out new things and discover what you are good at, and what you are not so good at; who can support you and whom you yourself can and should support. It is about making friends, learning to get on with people and the different ways to finding a sense of fulfilment - whether you are 16 or 60. It is a learning that takes students way beyond Invicta!
Education is a life-long process for all of us. I am still learning: some days more than others. I am absolutely convinced that learning is not something that simply happens to you. It is something to be embraced and engaged with. It should be active and lively and difficult and fun. Just like life. However, one thing for sure, is that to be a good learner, we must be resourceful and resilient. I do know that our theme this week will be embraced by all at Invicta!