Life Skills

Why life skills are important for young people

From childhood to adulthood

As children grow and develop, many physiological and psychosocial take place. Young people extend their relationships beyond parents and family and are often influenced by their peers and the outside world. Teenage years see new capablilities emerge such as abstract thinking, better articulation and independent thought. Teenage years are full of creativity, idealism, buoyancy and a spirit of adventure. But, these are also the years of experimentation and risk taking, giving in to negative peer pressure, taking uninformed decisions on crucial issues. The adolescence years are typically a turning point; a period of increased potential and at the same time, one of greater vulnerability.

Personal hygiene and grooming

Grooming and hygiene are skills that children should learn from an early age. Good grooming is central to staying healthy and to having and maintaining a good social life. Cleanliness can take a back seat during adolescence, so it is essential that children understand the importance of keeping their bodies and hair clean.

Home management

Cleanliness is one of the basic rules of hygiene, but all too often teens can neglect to keep their surroundings clean and tidy; especially their rooms. We explore cleanliness at home including dusting and vacuuming, keeping the bathroom and toilet clean, maintaining a clean kitchen. Disposing of rubbish and understanding the dustbin and recycling policies in their area. We mentioned dishwashers earlier but knowing how to clean dishes by hand is perhaps even more important. Washing-up helps teens to keep on top of the plates, glasses and mugs as they use them. Keeping sponges and dishcloths as germ free as possible is a must. Some basic rules apply here including using a separate cloth or preferably a disposable paper towel to mop up any spills on the floor.

Cooking

Food is an indispensable part of our lives. Knowing how to prepare and cook is one of the fundamental life skills teenagers need. One of the important skills is to be able to recognise the various ingredients of basic dishes and knowing where they can be sourced.

Using straightforward kitchen appliances such as a microwave, dishwasher and toaster is also important. Being able to prepare a healthy meal with what is in the fridge is also good. Storing and preserving food in the right way is also important. Children need to know where and how to store food and drink (fresh produce, packaged food, and liquids). Being able to read and understand food labels, identifying nutritional values and basic ingredient information.

Basic first aid

Teaching kids first aid is such an important life skill. Not only can it save lives, it can also help to build confidence, communication skills, and help children to learn to work as a team. First aid also teaches children about leadership and the importance of listening and asking questions. Isn't that a great thing to learn during the holidays?  

Personal Healthcare

Among the critical things that teens should learn, as part of taking care of themselves, is to take care of their health. Important points to remember here are: Knowledge of personal health and over-the-counter medications that can come in handy. Knowing when to go to the doctor. Taking proper care of self, through proper diet and environment, in the case of illnesses like common colds, fever or the flu. Handle medical emergencies, like calling 999.

 

Summer Season 2019

Our residential summer camps focus on key developmental areas, equipping children with a holistic understanding of themselves and others, as they start to make decisions about their future. The three pillars of Camp Evolution are:

STRENGTHENING HUMAN SKILLS

From effective communication through to critical thinking and informed decision making, children will learn the valuable techniques applied by the most successful people in all walks of life.

BOOSTING SELF-CONFIDENCE

Our activities are designed to boost children's self-confidence, fuelling their motivation to succeed in life. We work with children to help them identify and appreciate their strengths and unique talents. We also coach children on how to overcome any weaknesses, so they can become more confident young adults.

Take a look at some of our activities where children go beyond their comfort zones. When children surpass their perceived limitations that's where the real magic happens.

GREAT ATMOSPHERE

The most important thing is that everyone has fun, shares their talents, learns lots, makes new friends has a great time and leaves camp feeling on top of the world, which is why we keep our camps small, so we can foster a truly welcoming environment where everyone feels at home and part of one great team.

 

RESERVATIONS

Reservations are open for both our Lancaster and West Yorkshire camps. We've added two additional days to our summer camps (now running from Sunday to Sunday).  More sessions, more trips, more fun and more learning plus our weekend starts me it's much easier for you too. Our Summer Success Camps come all inclusive at £650 per child/week.

Here's how you can save £130 or more

With our early-bird offer, you pay £585 per child/week - that's a saving of £65. Take advantage of our friend & sibling discounts. Pay just £520 per child/week - that's an additional discount of £65 per child and it's calid on all registrations of two or more children

LANCASTER
4-11 August 2019

WEST YORKSHIRE
11-18 August

 

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