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5 benefits to an all boys' education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

5 benefits to an all boys educationBoys’ schools are inclined to implement teaching strategies and learning programmes that appeal to boys. We believe there are increasing benefits to tailoring educational practices to suit the needs of boys.

At Trinity, we recognise the individual learning journey of every boy, and strive to educate, inspire and nurture accordingly.

Here are 5 benefits to an all boys' education:

  1. Recognising the needs of boys
    Boys have different needs to girls and are affected by different issues. Boys’ schools have the experience to cater for boys’ needs, from the way they learn to the behaviours they display. As girls mature faster than boys, a single-sex learning environment can ease pressure on boys, allowing them to acquire skills and knowledge at their own pace, unencumbered by worries of not meeting external expectations.

    As boys reach adolescence, they are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviour than girls are. Boys’ schools are well equipped to address and manage these situations, working with students and their families to provide effective strategies. 
  1. Allowing boys to flourish
    A boys’ only education setting allows boys to explore different areas of interest and encourages a sense of self-awareness. Boys are free to express their feelings and to be comfortable amongst their peers. Social distractions and pressures are reduced, allowing boys to learn and discover new things on a deeper level.

    A strong pastoral care network also ensures your son will be known and cared for as an individual.
  1. A tailored academic programme.
    There are a myriad of benefits to designing an academic programme curriculum specifically for boys. We understand that boys learn differently to girls, and as such, boys’ schools can conduct lessons, implement leading teaching practices and develop a programme that best suits their needs.
  1. Wide ranging co-curricular activities including a pursuit of the Arts
    At Trinity, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities that that allow a boy to discover and develop his talents.

    In coeducational settings, boys can feel inhibited to pursue creative and performing arts interests due to social stigmas, stereotypes and preconceived notions of masculinity and femininity. Boys are more likely to explore artistic pursuits such as music, drama and dance at a boys’ school. At Trinity, we believe these activities are instrumental in building a well-rounded character and hence offer an extensive co-curricula programme. 

    Other opportunities include the Cadets Unit, affording boys the chance to gain adventure and leadership training. The Cadet experience facilitates the maturing process whereby young boys grow into young men.

    In addition, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme stresses challenge, leadership, self-direction, independence, co-operation and personal achievement, and leads to the Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. These learning programmes are just some of the examples of co-curricular opportunities tailored to the needs of boys.
  1. Bonds and friendship
    The camaraderie and friendships formed between boys during their school years build social skills and character, while creating memories that will forever reflect a boy’s childhood and adolescence. At boys’ schools, these bonds are often strengthened through co-curricular activities and learning programmes that boys engage in together.

    Boys should be schooled in an environment in which they have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Above all, Trinity strives to understand and cater for the individual needs of boys.

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Topics: All boys education