17 Aug Inspire Project
Inspire Project strengthens bond between coaches and scholars
Our co-founder, Veronica Shepherdson, has found a new way to honour the Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) International School family.
Earlier this month, we launched our ‘Inspire Project’, where we honour our scholars and coaches who inspire those around them.
“Previously, we had ‘Student of the Month’. The children were judged not only on their academic abilities, but also outside of the classroom, and how they treated others,” said Shepherdson.
“But now that we are learning from home, we wanted to create something different. So, the team and I discussed ideas, and that was how the Inspire Project came about.”
She said she understands that many scholars are frustrated that they can’t come to school. They are also sad that they cannot meet their friends.
“Many are feeling the effects of learning from home. No matter how enjoyable our lessons are, nothing beats face-to-face interaction,” said Shepherdson.
“So, we wanted a way to motivate scholars, to tell them we are listening and know how they are feeling. More importantly, we did not want to lose our connection with them.”
She added that those who know the school, know the family-like atmosphere GOTS International School has cultivated.
She is hoping the Inspire Project will help keep that bond alive.
“For the Inspire Project, we will select a scholar from each Year. The coaches will then sit down virtually with the students and tell them how they inspired them, and thank them.
“For the second month, the roles will be reversed, with the students picking the coaches who inspire them.”
Shepherdson said some of the students were pleasantly surprised at being selected, as they did not expect to be the ones to inspire the coaches.
“I am so grateful to have a great bunch of coaches and scholars who are making this project a success. We will continue with the project until the end of the year.”
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