What are life skills?
There's no one definition or list, though it's often associated with skills that help people to manage and live a better quality of life. According to the web service SkillsYouNeed, important life skills may include:
- Study skills
- Negotiation skills
- Employability skills
- Stress management skills
- Problem-solving skills
The life skills you teach will depend on the age of your pupils - for example, job-related skills might be more relevant to Key Stage (KS) 4 than KS3 pupils.
Hold one-off extra-curricular days throughout the year
These 'focus days' can involve workshops, presentations or lessons on specific life skills.
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Highworth Grammar School in Kent runs extra-curricular days where pupils focus on topics such as careers, enterprise