Upperby Primary has been a YOU CAN DO IT school since 2002! We teach our children the 4 foundations of You Can Do It, also known as 'Keys to Success', that will help them to achieve to the best of their ability, both in school and in other areas of their lives.
Children have weekly lessons in class and receive rewards when they show You Can Do It behaviour.
...is the ability to believe in yourself, to work independently, have an optimistic outlook and recognise making mistakes as an important part of learning.
...is the ability to stick at a job until it is completed, even if it is difficult or "boring". It is the ability to work hard to achieve results.
...is the ability to set goals and manage time effectively. It means being responsible for personal items and belongings in the classroom and playground.
...is the ability to mix well with others, to be tolerant and non-judgemental, to be able to think through problems independently and to follow the rules of the school and classroom.
By using all of the skills, children will develop EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE or TOUGHNESS.
...being able to stop yourself from getting extremely angry, down or worried when something 'bad' happens...being able to calm down and feel better when you get overly upset, and bounce back from adversity...being able to control your behaviour when you are very upset.
You Can Do It originated in Victoria, Australia. Many staff from our school have visited Australia to see YCDI it action in Victorian primary schools. The last visit was in 2005, here are some photos of YCDI from that trip.
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