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Aspire - Nurture - Achieve

Posted on May 06 2016

My inspiration comes easily whilst working and learning together at Forest Park Prep. A quick peep out the window to see the children heartily picnicking with pizzas; a brief viewing of our Facebook page to see Mr Tucker and the Mountain Group beaming with excitement on a giant swing; and eavesdropping a challenging Year 3 plenary on multiplication and division, simply confirms that working at Forest Park Prep is incomparable!

This week has seen the Year 4 children relish the challenge of taking on the responsibilities of the Year 5 and 6 children.  In this short space of time, they have become aspiring young school leaders, nurtured the younger children and achieved their own personal targets. These qualities are a theme throughout our lovely school and underpin our ethos of ‘I can and I will’.

The year 5 and 6 children have faced many challenges this week that have captured their imaginations and inspired them.  Activities such as ‘The Dungeon of Doom’, ‘Piranha Pool’ and ‘Caving’ have enabled the children to overcome fears, developed their team skills and built resilience.

This led me to reflect upon my time as one of the first Girl Scouts and later a Venture Scout (now Explorers).  Hikes, camps, canoeing, abseiling, climbing and even community service – I loved every minute.  At the time, I didn’t realise that it would inspire me to achieve, become independent and self-motivated.  Whilst travelling overseas as a young adult, I still referred back to the seven rules of The Scout Law and drew upon much of training and skills I developed.

I believe the ‘Robinwood Experience’ and the ‘Castleton Residential’ are vital in preparing our young people for the ever-changing world.  Mapping out a future direction is certainly no easy task with the world of careers full of fascinating challenge.  Even though they may not know it yet, this week the children have developed teamwork, interpersonal and decision-making skills, all of which will help to set them apart from the crowd.

I can and I will.

Mrs Carrasco

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