Achievement

Achievement

At Shell HQ Colin has been giving some thought around achievement! So we know that this time is like no other, Colin believes that no child or parent should be under any pressure to do too much, children learn so effectively through play - our examples of learning through play will continue on our website and linked through our social media platforms. But what about achievement- when children are at school or the school term or in holiday times we often have a sense of milestones of achievements.

I am working towards the school concert and I am going to perform my favourite song or poem.

By the end of this term I am going to learn my 2,5 and 10 times table.

By the end of the summer holidays I will be able to ride my bike without stabilisers.

By Easter I am going to have finished building my lego castle.

By the time I am in year four or 4th class I will have read all the roald Dahl books- (disclaimer -Colin’s favourite -Esio trot - naturally) 

ACHIEVEMENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ACADEMIC, IT CAN COME IN ALL FORMS BUT THAT SENSE OF RESILIENCE TOWARDS REACHING A GOAL, GETTING TO SHOW OFF A NEW SKILLS, GAINING THAT SENSE OF HARD WORK PAYS OFF, AN AWARD CEREMONY, GETTING THROUGH A NEW PIECE ON THE VIOLIN WITH NO MISTAKES, DOING AN OLLIE OFF CURB - ACHIEVEMENT, SUCCESS, A LITTLE HOORAH!!!

Some of that is different in current times but while we don’t want children to feel pressured we want to encourage a sense of achievement in everything they do! 

So we developed a range of success trackers - charts to help little Colins every where to achieve their own goal.

At Shell HQ we want you to think about something you would like to learn how to do, or get better at and we will share your success! We will be your award ceremony/ round of applause/gold medal cheer!

John Hartnett