Run by Wilson McCaskill, founder of 'The Game Factory', this session focussed on giving the kids the social and emotional skills they need to be successful both at school and in life. These skills are developed through games and conversation. Wilson kept us thoroughly entertained for the entire day, running us through the games and the language required to make them successful. This is a program we are implementing school wide this year. The video below was created by another Australian school that has been running the 'Play is the Way' program.
'I am not afraid of those who challenge, but those who accept too easily'
One of the first things that Wilson asked us to do was to question him. He asked us not to hold on to our doubts, and that challenging him was what he wanted. This was a great early sign that we were in for a good day.
The videos below are good examples of the games in the program. I look forward to seeing where this goes at our school, and sharing what happens along the way.