In Week 2 the Year 7s participated in the second session of ROC Into High School with Claire Eaton. ROC is a prevention-focused approach to adolescent Resilience, Optimism and Confidence. This session aimed to revisit and reinforce students prior learning with practical ways to deal with day-to-day challenges and how to make the most of opportunities.
Claire gave the students some life hacks to help shift their mind-set and the way that they think about any given situation. She helped students look out for patterns in their way of thinking and to pay attention to those thoughts and whether they were lifting you up or squashing you down.
Feedback from the students included:
“The second session of ROC was a really fun. It reminded me that only I could be the one to control my thoughts and actions. Your friends and family can help or support you but you must make the decision. It was really fun and I really enjoyed it”.
“I wanted to say how helpful I found ROC yesterday, it really helped me boost my confidence, and I am excited to use these tools I learnt in my everyday life”.
“Something that I learnt was to never put yourself down, to be above the line and if you are below the line to put yourself back on top. Also, to keep on trying and have positive energy and a good mind set”.
“I enjoyed that we could sit with our friends and talk through our thoughts and ideas”.
Mrs George O’Brien
Head of Year 7