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At PPLE, we pride ourselves on the rich educational experience we offer. But we also recognise that some essential life topics aren't typically covered in an academic setting. To bridge this gap, we've collaborated with a knowledgeable team of educators to design a course that touches on these very subjects.

The ‘What You Don’t Learn in School’ programme invites you to explore significant life questions and develop your emotional intelligence, by means of curiosity and experimentation. It’s not so much about finding definitive answers to the questions we all wrestle with, the aim is rather to get to know yourself and one another a bit better.

Your journey starts with the introductory session "The value of emotional intelligence". Here, we will lay the groundwork for the workshops ahead, ensuring you know what you can expect from the teachers and, most importantly, how you can benefit from these sessions. What follows is an array of engaging topics for you to choose from. Dive into areas such as communication, appreciation, the art of failing, dealing with pressure, balance, friendship and more. Creative and surprising exercises will help you to gain new perspectives on these vital topics.

These workshops are designed not only to impart knowledge but to encourage reflection and sharing. By integrating elements of philosophy, psychology, and art, they aim to enrich your personal development journey. Throughout, you'll have the chance to share personal insights and experiences, always within your own boundaries of what you feel comfortable with.

Meet Jennifer Reinhard, coordinator of What You Don't Learn in School

Jennifer has been teaching at  PPLE for some years and has now taken on the role of coordinator for the What You Don't Learn in School course.

"I am passionate about empowering students with life skills that often remain outside the traditional academic scope. Choices made during these formative years profoundly shape their future. Drawing from my own transition into professional life, I understand the significance of nurturing skills that help students thrive in different settings."