Resilience

Resilience is a new compulsory curriculum taught at Rodillian in Year 7.

We aim to drive forward the quality of resilience in our students; convey a body of knowledge about learning; develop personal learning attributes and provide opportunities to practise new skills, all of which can be applied throughout school.

The curriculum focuses on encouraging students to develop in the following seven areas of resilience:

  • Academic – The ability to apply and commit yourself to academic challenges.
  • Behavioural – The ability to behave in an appropriate manner when in different situations
  • Cognitive – The ability to apply yourself, adapt in certain situations and try new approaches to tasks.
  • Emotional – The ability to control your emotions, empathise with others and learn from your mistakes.
  • Cultural & Spiritual – The ability to show tolerance in all situations.
  • Physical – The ability to take control of your body and push yourself to your limits.
  • Endurance – The ability to keep on going even when things get tough.

We study a wide range of topics during the year, all focused on developing in these areas. Topics include:

  • The Big Question: Who Am I?
  • In Their Shoes: Looking at how others show Resilience
  • Operation New Planet: Designing a new planet to sustain human life.
  • The Big Reflection: Examining the progress made in resilience and making targets for year 8.

Underpinning the whole course is the development of Resilience in a creative way and skills required for Music and Drama will be covered throughout the course. Extra opportunities will include; resilience challenges, outdoor activities, communication skills, team working, film making, ICT skills development, museum visits and drama/music workshops.

Departmental Staff:

Mrs L Singleton – Deputy Director of Learning and Subject Leader Resilience – lsingleton@rodillianacademy.co.uk

Miss L Marsh – Second in Department of Resilience – lmarsh@rodillianacademy.co.uk

Enrichment

Enrichment

France Trip 2015

This year s France trip saw 120 students attend the Rouviere Les Pins campsite located just outside the village of Vagnas At the start of Year 7 all students attended a 3 day camp at Bradley Woods near Halifax as they began their resilience course at schoo...

Rodillian Academy Fundraising

As part of Rodillian Academy s Applied Resilience the charity fundraising group recently organised a charity bag pack at Asda in Morley and raised 276 for Wheatfields Hospice The pupils chose this charity because of the outstanding work that they carry o...

Enrichment Week 2015

This years enrichment week was a great success We had lot s of happy students participating in various activities all through the week Some of these activities included chess club the apprentice motocross Jewellery making and casting for fish to name but...

Skiing

As part of the enhanced curriculum group two groups from years 8 and 9 attend the Rossendale Ski Centre in Lancashire The pupils go every week in a 16 week period in order to teach resilience as well as skiing in an enjoyable way ...

The Works Skate Park

The Works Skate Park is based in Leeds West Yorkshire It covers 25 000 square foot and boasts professional and bespoke ramps The skate park is used for BMXing Skateboarding Rollerblading and Scooter Riding The skate park have complete beginners to pro ri...

Resilience Camp 2013

New school new friends new teachers and then away with the whole year group on Resilience camp our new year 7 cohort got off to a flying start Students spent three days away camping in Brighouse at the end of September to encourage and build resilience ...

MFL Enrichment

Year 8 pupils took part in The Bin Bag Challenge as part of a languages enrichment opportunity Their mission was to work collaboratively in order to design and create two outfits made entirely of bin bags They then wrote a script in either French or Spani...

Cycle Course Success

The Rodillian Academy Year 8 students recently took part in a cycle proficiency course called bikeability and all participants achieved level 2 certificates They were taught how to ride safely on the roads and then put the skills into practice by taking part ...

Jewellery Enrichment

Students look at the history of jewellery design and at jewellery throughout cultures and history This helps to inform the students to develop their own design ideas They create a sketchbook of ideas Students use various media to render their designs They...

Gardening Enrichment

The students have cleared an area near the academy s Polytunnel in order for some possible planting to take place This was quite an arduous task and lets the students encounter a range of animals and bird life We have constructed two large raised beds one f...

Watersports Enrichment

nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Every Wednesday the year 8 enrichment group take part in paddling activities at Pugneys So far they have completed Canoeing skills and we are currently on Kayaking working towards their Level 1 Award ...

Rugby Kit Design

As part of the All Schools RFU programme the academy were able to design a new Rugby kit with Canterbury on Thursday 19th September at Pontefract RUFC Angela Heap Jim Naylor and 3 students designed the shirt and it we will receive 20 shirts in the new...

Rodillian Boxing

Rodillian Academy recently teamed with the GB Amateur Boxing Awards These awards are designed as a fun recreational programme for all participants at all levels ages and abilities The three Awards Preliminary Standard and Bronze are all non contact an...

Summer School

Once again 40 New Year 7 students came to take part in the Performing Arts Summer school at the beginning of the summer holidays After only day one students were taking home baked goods and their own designed T Shirts and had participated in music and dance...

Sports Day

Fun was had all by all with the annual sports day We had tug o war track and field the inflatable obstacle course and the traditional egg and spoon race to name but a few nggallery id 60 ...

Summer Fair

The summer fair has so far raised 2280 towards the Uganda appeal This will give orphans in Kichwamba a chance to get a real education The fair started at 9 40 on Monday and continued throughout the day with lots of events and activities Some of these ...

Enrichment Week

Enrichment week is here once more This is where we give our pupils a chance to grow by doing something they may not normally do This is also a chance to raise money for the Uganda appeal The money raised this week and next will make a big impact to the orp...

Mountain Bike Challenge Final

The Mountain Bike Challenge Grand Final took place on Tuesday 25th June The top 4 boys and 3 girls from the final are given the chance to take part in a Motorbike training rewards session There was also a place given for best effort within the academy ...
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