Why is the subject important?
Personal development consists of activities that develop a person’s capabilities and potential, build human capital, facilitate employability, and enhance quality of life and the realisation of dreams and aspirations. The core skills learning during these lessons will be important to give each and every student at Trinity Academy Halifax the best possible start in life.
In Year 9 all students will complete both Trinity Challenge and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. These sessions will be used to deliver content for each award, but will also offer student’s different life experiences, which will help, develop the whole ‘Trinity Student’.
Careers – Career pathways in health, sport, physical and mental well-being, outdoor pursuit instructors, diet, sleep, general well-being.
Employability skills – Equips students with core skills to enable them to progress into a multitude of jobs in any industry.
What will I be studying?
The personal development carousel is a 12-week block of educational lessons to raise awareness of the importance of physical, mental and social well-being. This will include a range of lessons that will focus on topics such as:
- Outdoor education
- Core values
- How to lead a healthy lifestyle
How will I be assessed?
Students will be required to upload evidence of completing skills, physical exercise and volunteering tasks on a weekly basis to their online eDofE account. Homework each week will be to ensure that students complete at least one hour for each of their Duke of Edinburgh sections (physical, volunteering and skill). Students will also be completing Trinity Challenge tasks through the personal development lessons and teachers will update their evidence of this onto the students tracking document.