Pupils taught good habits

2016-02-23 06:00
Grade 7 pupils of Ottery Road Methodist Primary School received a lesson by Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy, recently.

Grade 7 pupils of Ottery Road Methodist Primary School received a lesson by Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy, recently.

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Grade 7 pupils of Ottery Road Methodist Primary School in Wynberg were taken on a roller coaster journey of learning recently whilst the Grade 6 pupils were trained in the areas of memory, language and numeracy.

Pupils were engaged in interactive challenges to encourage the development of their new-found skills during a programme provided by Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy.

Emphasis was placed on developing and cultivating good school habits, such as reading daily, learning new words, listening attentively and most of all finding ways to make learning fun as well as to remember what is taught.

Teachers at the school say pupils need programmes like these to re-enforce what they teach in the classroom. Having additional classes for pupils makes it easier for both them and the teachers when they cover these concepts in the curriculum so that it does not seem all that foreign.

The highlight of the entrepreneurship training was making the pupils understand the importance of entrepreneurship in the context of creating jobs by reducing unemployment so that they can help create a growing economy.

Pupils were excited about the different way of learning offered during the programme. De Kock says the programme makes learning very easy.

“It’s an easy way of learning. One has to make it in a way that they remember it. We teach them a lot of things. Above all we want it to stick in their heads so that they pass. I’m glad they enjoy it,” he says.

De Kock goes around schools giving training in memory, numeracy, language, team-building and entrepreneurship.

“I do a lot of this around schools as well as holiday programmes. I don’t want people to fail. I make learning fun. Each day all I think about is how to engage with pupils and make them remember what they were learning. I know how it is to fail and I try by all means to help. This is also my way of giving back to the communities.”

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