As the end of the term approaches, thoughts turn to exams and assignments. For Year 11 these are especially important as this is their first attempt at senior assessments. It can be a stressful time, with extra pressures of assignment deadlines and co-curricular commitments. As part of this it is important to remember to look after yourself and ensure you are mentally as well as physically fit. Brain research has shown that regular exercise, a healthy diet and sufficient sleep all contribute to a more efficient mind. Leaving everything to the last minute, eating foods that are low in nutrients and not getting enough sleep will not help you achieve your potential.
“Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life.”
Derrick Rose (NBA Basketballer)
The learning of students is fundamental to everything we do at SCOTS PGC College, creating a framework and environment where all students can flourish and grow. This includes the built environment. Recently we have been working hard to develop the Learning Resource Centre to ensure it meets the requirements of our ever-evolving teaching and learning needs. This has included the introduction of AccessIt, an online platform that tracks all our resources but also teaches students how to research. It is a fantastic tool and one which we are already sharing with other education institutions in Warwick. Coupled with that we have renovated the area in the Senior School with new flooring and paint. The final step will be to set up new furniture, which will be installed later this term. A massive thank you to all the Learning Resource Centre staff for all their incredibly hard work over the last six months to make this possible, especially the cataloguing of over 20000 books and resources. It is a timely reminder that everyone in our community contributes to the success of the College.
Finally I would like to wish our Year 11s good luck and bon voyage for their camp next week. The outdoor education programme may bring hardships but the victories and mateship forged in the fires will last a lifetime. Have a great week.
“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” – Robert Kennedy
Mark Richards – Director of Learning and Innovation