Nishall’s Blog: Young people and their potential
Communities / Mon 24th Feb 2014 at 09:16am
Blogpost by Nishall’s Garala
Young people and their potential
FROM Monday to Friday last week, I have had 24 hour day with some wonderful young people in Norfolk, and it was amazing. During my time away I realised many things, but one really stood out. Every person whether they are young or old all have potential and very unique talents.
I believe if we increase the quality of education for young people so that they are well prepared for further education, higher education and work. We can make sure that there are high quality options for young people to undertake both academic and vocational education, including apprenticeships and traineeships, because they have so much potential and talents waiting to be used that we need to push them in the right direction.
More broadly, I believe that young people can be responsible citizens who are willing to help others in their community. I believe that they should all have access to wider opportunities that help them to remain engaged, realise their potential and actively participate in the decisions that affect them.
This includes supporting children and young people to identify their educational aspirations then helping them to plan and access educational opportunities and activities. It also includes encouraging and supporting children and young people when they carry out educational activities and reviewing how effective the activities have been, which can increase a person potential to do better.
To improve unique talents I think we should, have specialist trained people to use their training in psychology and knowledge of child development to assess difficulties children may be having with their learning. They provide advice and training on how schools might help children to learn and develop. They recommend methods, or develop strategies in partnership with schools, to help a child learn more effectively. Strategies may include teaching approaches, improvements to learning environments, advice on curriculum materials and behaviour support. So each and every young person can understand their unique talent and potential, so they can make it big in the future of our country in education and work.
We should value our young people and encourage their talents and potential to make the be the best they can to make good citizens, employees and outstanding students.