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Ysgol Bryn Gwalia C.P.

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The Leonardo Effect

The Leonardo Effect

Enabling children to achieve their full learning potential


The Leonardo Effect allows children to creatively develop ideas and to become more confident as collaborators and contributors. By giving wings to children’s curiosity and allowing teachers to be more creative and flexible in the classroom, it stimulates learning and enables children to make connections across the learning landscape. Children rise to the learning challenges.


The Leonard Effect curriculum programme has four main stages:


  • Stage 1- Capture children's imaginations:


Use first-hand experiences in relevant contexts to inspire self-generated questions. Drawing on children's inherent curiosity a process of discovery-based learning begins, involving research from: multimedia; books; with experts, pupil peers etc. Pupils feel empowered and teachers feel energised to learn with them.


  • Stage 2- Development:


Children explore in depth without conventional subject boundaries, develop their own ideas and conduct experiments via visual, aural and kinesthetic means. This exciting and open-ended stage enables children to make connections, drawing out the learning process to facilitate development.


  • Stage 3-Creation:


Pupils are challenged to apply their knowledge and skills in an innovative and creative context, which takes their learning to a higher level, exceeding usual curricular requirements.


  • Stage 4- Reflect and Communicate:


In this phase, pupils evaluate their own work and communicate their knowledge to a wider audience in a multitude of ways, or embark on a new learning adventure inspired by their recently acquired skills and knowledge.