Learning Life Skills

All students at Paignton Academy have had a go at sewing on a button this week during PSHE lessons.
The students discovered that learning a new skill increases self-confidence and replacing a button can prove a very useful skill many times in our lives.  The students really enjoyed this activity and some were surprised at how talented they were with a needle and thread. There were examples of students taking this further and doing some small repairs to their blazer!
We were very grateful to all the very generous staff who donated material, thread and buttons to make this activity possible.
We are going to keep this important life skill lesson in our PSHE curriculum alongside topics such as mental health and healthy relationships.

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