Social Skills

 

Social skills are one of the most important building blocks in children's development. However, these skills will be the basis of what their interpersonal relationships will be like when they reach adulthood. Social skills start at a very early age, when children begin to relate to other people, first their parents and later their classmates.

As well as fulfilling an important academic and/or knowledge-acquisition function, schools are the first place where children learn to interact with their peers. Teamwork, leadership, cooperation and negotiation are processes that take place daily in the classroom. For this reason, we believe that schools are the ideal place to put into practice everything they learn during the social skills workshops.

In conclusion, initiating and maintaining conversations, greeting, resolving conflicts that arise with other people, asking for help, recognising and understanding one's own emotions, empathising with other people's feelings, recognising mistakes and apologising or thanking, among others, are fundamental skills for maintaining healthy social relationships. They also aim to act as protective factors against situations that are unfortunately developing in recent times, such as bullying and cyberbullying.

All these skills aimed at fostering social relations will form part of the extracurricular activities, as well as promoting the feeling of belonging to a group, acceptance, valuing integration in the group. In addition to understanding that each and every one of us is different, learning to respect individual differences.

In conclusion, the activities will consist of a theoretical part and experiential learning based on group dynamics and role-playing.