BJS Summer Assignment 2017: Make the world a better place
Your summer assignment this year is designed to ensure that you make the most of the time off school, while at the same time giving you an opportunity to make a positive impact on your community and on the world in general.
It’s sometimes easy to think that learning is all about school, and that school is all about grades. The “to do list” presented here is a challenge to all in the BJS community: try and complete every one of these thirty challenges. Each one is important. Each one will help you on your journey to becoming a more caring, generous, empathetic adult and help you live a happier life. Growing up in the twenty first century isn’t easy, and there are lots of pressures on your time that can sometimes distract you from doing what you are supposed to, but completing the challenges on this list will help remind you what is important…
Over the summer holiday, your mission is to complete a selection of the thirty challenges listed on the link below. Try to select challenges that won’t be too easy for you to complete: the ones that you think are harder are more likely to be more rewarding. Challenge yourself, aim high You don’t have to complete all the challenges listed over the summer, but give as many challenges as you can a try. Each and every pupil could easily complete six of these challenges over the summer, but there is nothing to stop anyone completing considerably more than that. The more challenges that you complete before September, the better.
Be Part of Something Amazing:
In 2015, a similar challenge to this was set to all Year 7 students at a local school, and it proved so popular that people from all over the world joined in and used the assignment as a way to try to make their communities better places. We are hoping that this year’s BJS assignment can do the same. The more people that we can get involved in the assignment, the better a place our community could become, so all staff, pupils, governors and parents are invited, not only to contribute, but to spread the word. This is our chance to help make a better world.
We want to celebrate our achievements and share our experiences of helping others. We are planning a display in school showcasing all the best responses from pupils in school and beyond. For this to work well, we need your help: as well as getting involved in the project, it is important that you share your experiences and help to contribute to the display. Please document your progress; draw pictures, take photos, write a journal, create a scrapbook etc. and bring these in to school at the beginning of September. Have fun!
We hope that pupils find the challenges listed both beneficial and rewarding, as well as memorable. The challenges should all be possible with little or no input from adults, and with little or no resources. If parents or siblings want to join in, then all the better.
Imagine what a difference we could make to the world if we all attempted these challenges…
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