All RCS students built giraffes. The idea being some would have the features which would make a true to life representation and others would be comical [Figure 1].

Figure 1: Strange giraffes

Each student would identify the one they thought was the best but opinions would differ.

Jamie explained that with informed practice all of the giraffes would improve. Those which were least favoured could eventually become the best. What was important was not the initial talent but how existing skills were nurtured [Figure 2].

Figure 2: Nurturing the baby giraffes

This links with the ice berg analogy, RCS students have identified the basic requirements for the proposal (tip of the iceberg) but have still to nurture the underlying understanding which is needed to support their development.

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