Minister of Social Development and Sports, Michael Weeks recently attended the closing ceremony for the Mirrors SuperCamp Junior Forum held at Willowbank Resort & Conference Centre.
Last week, 58 young people, between the age of 11 to 13, attended the six-day camp, where they focused on communication, critical thinking and character development as well as innovation learning strategies and academic skills.
A spokesperson said: “This fully subsidized camp gave middle school students an incredible opportunity to develop their socio-emotional skills, to build and maintain relationships with others more effectively, and gain neuroscience-based learning techniques to enhance their school performance.
“Prior to the closing ceremony, students had the opportunity to run their own ‘trade show’ to teach others in the community what they had learned in terms of the core principles of the program.
“Additionally, 44 parents completed a two-day workshop created especially for parents of the students.”
Minister Weeks added: “SuperCamp is not a typical classroom or camp experience; it uses a structured curriculum to provide students with intensive personal development and learning strategies to be more effective learners,.
“Students focused on the 8 Keys of Excellence, productive communication strategies, academic success, and how to fuel their desire for personal excellence.”
In speaking to those gathered last Sunday, Minister Weeks also extended “a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers that have graciously given their time over the last eight days”.
“Their passion to support the youth of Bermuda is one of the driving forces that makes this camp transformational for the young people,” he said.
“Thank you also to the parents who completed the parent workshop…by doing so you will be better equipped to engage with your child and help them to put into practice what they have learned over the past few days.”
To find out more about Mirrors Programme and what it has to offer, please visit www.mirrors.bm.
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