Addysg addas ar gyfer y Dyfodol? / Education Fit for the Future?

Addysg addas ar gyfer y Dyfodol? / Education Fit for the Future?

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I wanted to be everything when I grew up I think. It went from being an architect, to being a doctor, to being a fashion designer, I wanted to be a car mechanic at one point, that was a bit of a left of field one I think. Skills is a whole thing that needs to be developed and is separate to some of the other subjects but also embedded within those other subjects and get that conversation going and get them understanding that then I think we’re on to a winner. Fundamental to all of this; curiosity and creativity and these can apply to all sorts of skills in life, so we must make sure that children have an opportunity to develop these particular skills. When I grow up I want to be a palaeontologist. Palaeontologists dig up lost dinosaur bones and I feel like that would be an amazing job to do. You know we need to learn coding, we need to learn AI, we need to be learning the current trends and we also need to instil this passion for continued learning because at the moment we’re living in a world where there’s so much development and change, we need to continue to push that and get people really enthused by that as well. If we start teaching children now that they’re very important and use words and language to empower them, then I think that’s going to have a knock on effect in years to come and I think we really need to start now with making children feel really culturally empowered if you like, and creatively empowered and able to speak out and able to, as I said, ask questions and give opinions on things. I think it’s brilliant that Skills is becoming a discussion, especially in Wales. I went to an English University to do my Undergraduate and Post Graduate and now coming back to Wales I think there needs to be a lot of work done on empowering younger people to identify skills but then this also goes into policy about looking at the economy in Wales and the education system in Wales on how to develop these skills. We have our own curriculum here, it’s called our Thrive Curriculum, and our reason for doing that and one of our, sort of, straplines in that is; ‘Preparing our Children to Thrive in a Transforming World’. So everything that we work towards as a school and all of our goals, in terms of our knowledge, skills and experiences that we provide our children are all about looking at what’s happened in the past, because that’s really important to learn from the past, what’s happening now but how can we prepare for a better future and a better future for Wales and how Wales fits in then to a global market and a global economy as well.

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