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☰ Boys and Girls

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Boys and Girls

Posted on February 12 2016

Learning together in a co-ed classroom has many benefits for both genders. Whether at work or in the home, men and women cooperate in their daily lives all the time. Learning to cooperate with one another and communicating with different groups of people is a fundamental life skill. Research shows that children who attend a co-educational school are introduced to the benefits of this type of environment well before they enter the workforce - giving them a conceivably distinct advantage.

The children at Forest Park Preparatory School are given this advantage from a very young age. All of our boys and girls are encouraged to develop their confidence, self-esteem and social skills which help prepare them for a diverse world where both genders play important roles. Our inclusive and diverse co-ed environment teaches pupils to have respect for their opposite sex peers, exposes them to different viewpoints, and also develops their social skills in life.

Indeed, practice is the best way to master social skills that will help children achieve, problem solve and work well in groups. Co-ed schools like Forest Park provide pupils with the practice they need to master these social skills which better prepares them for success in the next stage of their life. Due to our small class sizes, the children at Forest Park are given greater opportunities to experience key social skills that are required to succeed in life. Children lead assemblies, take house meetings, run competitions, compete in academic, sporting and musical competitions on a regular basis. I am proud to lead a school where every single child has had an opportunity to shine during their time in our care.

By teaching children to deal with one another with dignity and respect, we at Forest Park are aiming to show children that both males and females contribute in equal (and equally-important) ways to the fabric of a successful integrated society.

Nick Tucker

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