Welcome to Alfriston School’s very own ‘Fight the Fear’ Challenge 2015. This is a bid to prove to our students that fear does not have to get in the way of learning.
Where has this come from?
Studies have shown that one of the most significant factors that gets in the way of the success of students in their learning, and progress, is a fear of failure.
If students see teachers and staff prove that fear does not have to get in the way, then they too will be encouraged to take that risk in the classroom improving their learning experience and progress.
What are we asking students to do over the next year?
We are asking students to overcome their fears of failure or ‘getting it wrong’ by:
• putting their hand up to contribute an idea even if they are not sure it is correct
• trying out an idea verbally before writing (essential to rehearsing for writing technique)
• feeling confident to have a go at a piece of work even if it is not going to be right the first time
• taking feedback
• giving feedback
• understanding that getting it wrong is part of learning
What will Alfriston staff be doing?
To support our students, staff will be tackling their own fears. Photographs will be on display in the main corridor.
How can students/parents keep updated on the latest news and impact of the challenge?
All you need to do is follow our online updates on the school website. For example, check out the launch video- can you spot your teachers? We will also update you throughout the year with students’ testimonials as they face their fears inside the classroom and pictures/videos of staff as they face their fears outside the classroom.
Watch this space!