KS3 News - “WHAT NEXT”?

9th May 2022

“To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the “what is next”, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.”

This quote by Mark Twain encourages us to define our everyday life at Braeburn. Teachers have planned for “what's next” for the students in regards to curriculum and syllabus coverage as well as other aspects of learning and growth.The students have also laid down their plans which include studies, of course, as well as developing and enriching their personal lives. From short interviews and brief chats with them, they do have a plan for their “what next” for this term and beyond. Most of them have set their termly targets in class which is routine for every beginning of a new term. Other goals include going for trips, speaking of which we are counting days now to the most enthusiastically awaited KS3 residential trip to Savage wilderness - Sagana. The trip is next week on Tuesday through Saturday 14th.

Other goals that the students mentioned are getting better at playing musical instruments, sports and skills like painting. For others, their ‘whats next’ is the summer holiday! I feel that the “what next” which I could also call goals whether short term or long term is basically what drives humanity. It is what makes people get out of bed every day and get work or errands done. A colleague's favourite quote is “No matter what you feel, wake up, dress up, show up and never give up” by Regina Brett.- I always extend the quote and say ‘and get some work done’. So to my students, we all know that even if we are not ready for the day, it can always be night…I wish all of us a fruitful term. It is short and busy, yes, but we are going to make the most of it.