My favourite part was learning about Ben Heason’s adventures. I was impressed when some people went past their usual limits.

Isabelle H

Dance, rock climbing, debating and forest fun were all part of a fantastic Confidence Day at the Junior School before half term.

Every girl took part in a range of workshops designed to explore the nature and value of confidence and to give them the tools and attitudes to build their own confidence levels in different situations.

Pre-Prep spent a fabulous day in the sunshine at Lullingstone, led by Forest School leader, Mrs Norton.  The girls faced the challenges of walking across rope bridges and  through spiders’ webs, they flew on magic carpets, moved balls across the meadow using pieces of guttering, and made woodland bracelets from elder.

The day was rounded off with a hot chocolate around the campfire to reflect on the day’s successes and to see how their confidence had grown through such a memorable day.

In Prep, the English National Ballet led choreography and improvisation workshops based on Swan Lake. Girls explored using movement and expression to portray emotion and to tell a story without words. Their final performances were a graceful demonstration of how much can be achieved with focus and confidence.

Rock Climber and Adventurer, Ben Heason talked to the girls about his dangerous expedition to climb the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela.  Ben told them that confidence was an outcome rather than a starting point. He said real confidence was built gradually through the three Ps: Passion, Practice and Perseverance.

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