Wellbeing classes themselves are just one part of our fundamental philosophy – that we should treat everyone, ourselves included, as well as possible, and that we can train ourselves to do this in a deliberate, reflective and rational way.
- Physical: developing an up-to-date understanding of the principal requirements for having and maintaining health and fitness.
- Positive relationships: exploring how best to define and develop positive relationships with fellow students, teachers, family members and others.
- Perspective: building emotional resilience – something like a psychological immune system. This involves developing the thinking skills that enable us to recognise, confront, contextualise and overcome adversity.
- Engagement: recognising the importance of maintaining a healthy curiosity about the world around us and a willingness to engage with it.
- The world: understanding and promoting ways of living responsibly and well in a rapidly-changing consumer society. This strand also encourages students to consider their place in the world and help define a positive future role for themselves.
- Meaning and purpose: making sense of the purpose of meaning and the meaning of purpose.
Careful study and engagement with these ideas helps to strengthen the emotional resilience and analytical skills that are so necessary for flourishing in a complex and unpredictable world.