On Giftedness and ‘It’s alright to be Bright!’- The UK celebrates a 2012 Gifted Awareness Week!- October 20th to 27th
Giftedness and ‘It’s Alright to be Bright!!…’
It is wonderful and exciting to see another country in the world celebrating giftedness with a whole week dedicated and focus on this endevour. I particularly like the title ‘It’s Alright to be Bright!’, as this is at the very core of what we would like our children, and of course the rest of the gifted and talented population to feel.
From what I understand from the, The National Association for Gifted Children Britian, this particular week has actually been around for quite a number of years. Although the most recent economic downturn, has meant that it’s celebration has been been on a slightly more modest scale, this one will prove to extremely exciting from what I hear.
There will be many many events for kids and their families and teachers, and to facilitate this the organisers, Rebeca Howell and her team, have produced a wonderful booklet with ideas to share:
The booklet is based on Science Fiction and Future Fantastic, and should prove to be very engaging for any number of age groups.
It is a National initiative, and the aims of the ‘It’s Alright to be Bright Week are:
- Celebrate the diversity of children’s gifts and talents, whether football or frisbee, maths or mechanics, literacy or languages
- Help children understand the value of their abilities
- Raise children’s confidence in their gifts and talents
- Raise awareness of the social and emotional needs of gifted children and the essential support required by their parents and carers
We are hoping that all those who are participating have a wonderful week, and that many are encouraged to take part in this very important event. A great way to advocate while raising awareness in a fun and focused way.
The NAGC is a Non-Profit Organization in Britain and exists to give every child with high learning potential the opportunity to grow in confidence, thrive and achieve fulfilment.
Rebeca Howell, of the NAGC Britain, also took part in the International Blog tour organised for the WCGTC International Week of the Gifted 2012, – celbrating gifted awareness events around the world- it is well worthwhile to read her wise and wonderful contribution entitled ‘What is at the Heart of Giftedness?’
Happy It’s Alright to Be Bright! Week!