Every year I ask my pupils this question. At the end of the year I ask them again, show them what they wrote at the start of the year and we look at the similarities and differences and whether their view has changed over the year.
I will summarize what some of my pupils said this year:
To find out who we really are – it gives us opportunities to develop the character and capabilities we need at the time and throughout our lives and to develop the resilience to deal with life’s knock backs and the patience to strive.
To learn how to understand other people – to develop friendships, to get along with people, to deal with bullies and arguments, to collaborate and be part of communities
To discover what inspires us – building a thirst for understanding and giving us the skills to satisfy that thirst.
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