At Homerswood, PSHE is an integral part of our 'Flying High' curriculum and forms the basis of our school aims and vision.
We base our PSHE teaching on the SEAL programme (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) alongside the Be The Best You Can Be programme, which we launched this September. This exciting programme follows the ethos and values of the Olympics, while harnessing the Olympian spirit to 'Be the best they can be!' Its main aim is to increase and develop our pupils' self-confidence and aspirations, showing them the importance of working towards goals and overcoming barriers.
To launch the programme on September 11th 2013, we were visited by a special guest! Mike Mullen has been riding BMX bikes for 25 years and has two world championship titles in amateur and masterclass BMX halfpipe. Mike was able to share his story with us and help us to understand the challenges we might face when trying to reach our goals, just as he did. He visited our classrooms for a question and answer session and even gave us a BMX demonstration on the playground!
Be The Best You Can Be Celebration Day
Wednesday 9th July 2014
To celebrate all of the amazing work the children at Homerswood have done this year to be the best they can be, we were visited again by our friend, the BMX ace Mike Mullen today. Mike reminded us to always try our best and never give up, even when we find things hard. Our Flying High curriculum encourages us to take risks and try new challenges - the SIX teachers that Mike jumped over today certainly did that!
Look carefully at the children's faces in the background as Mike launched over the brave (terrified?) staff! Brilliant!