Transferring knowledge and skills
It doesn’t matter what subject is taught, differences in peoples performance are affected by how much they engage in deliberate practice. Researchers who have investigated expert and novice performance have uncovered important distinctions between deliberate practice and other activities, such as play or repetition.
In the same way that we are building our education offering, the Lifestyle Health Foundation is identifying and planning to work with suitable partners to develop and deliver various activities that support our mission of preventing mental and physical health conditions through lifestyle choices. That primarily means activities that support the the following:
- Arts and Crafts
- Food and Drink
- Gardening and Nature
- Movement and Play
- Social and Emotional development
Here are two examples of activities we are delighted to showcase. The first is a video, which you may have seen when looking around our “Reception”, written and produced by a pupil at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys. You will also find it in our library, which you can visit at any time, and which hosts a growing array of lifestyle health resources.
The second illustration is a piece of textiles artwork created by a pupil at Hillview School for Girls, and provides a wonderful way to acknowledge and illustrate that although someone you may know, may seem very calm and collected, it’s not until you spend time with them and listen carefully that you discover there has been a lot of work going on ‘hidden’ underneath that is helping to ensure they have achieved a level of calmness and serenity.
If you know of any work that you would like the Lifestyle Heath Foundation to showcase and it fits with the definition of Lifestyle Health, outlined above, and it helps to communicate important messages relating to the prevention of child health problems, we would love you to hear from you, which you can do from the contact page. Do also leave your details with us, which you can do here.