Last year we introduced seven new Learning Friends connected to our Cameronian Qualities. Our school councillors then suggested three new Learning Friends to join our team, and last year, incorporating the British value of Democracy, we named our three new Learning Friends: Storm, our Husky representing Sportsmanship, Lexi, our Fox representing Perseverance and Copper, our Dog representing Kindness. Below you can meet our ten Learning Friends.
Every week, those children who have demonstrated a particular CQ are awarded the corresponding Learning Friend in assembly.
I am on the lookout for originality and flexibility of mind. I like to spot people looking for different perspectives, giving novel ideas and view points and people who can think laterally to solve tricky problems.
My name comes from a Zulu phrase meaning ‘working together’. I love finding collective solutions and compromise when it is appropriate. I show empathy to my friends and try to understand their feelings and points of view.
I am willing to take carefully judged risks. I have strong self assurance and face problems with resilience. I show initiative in my activities, I don’t wait to be told what to do, I can be independent.
My favourite thing to do is to ask questions starting ‘where, when, who, how what or why?’. I love to investigate, explore, learn and discover new things.
I pay attention to the detail to avoid silly mistakes, showing good focus. I can concentrate for hours and I also show good judgement. I think carefully about what I’m told before I decide what to believe.
While I perch on my branch, I like to ponder and consider the methods and approaches I have tried, analysing both the successes and the failures to make the most of my potential.
If anyone puts in effort it’s me. I have a desire to aim high and set clear goals. I want to be the very best one can be and whatever I put my mind to.
I love all sports and I’m super fit. I love to compete and I know that without my opponent, there is no game so I respect every player. When I play in a team, I forgive my teammates for their mistakes and I celebrate their successes.
I have determination and I love a challenge. I’ll stick with a problem, even if I find it hard, and maybe I’ll look for other ways of doing things when I face obstacles.
I am friendly, generous and caring to all my friends. I love to help the world, one person at a time and I make an excellent listener.