Principal’s Blog – 22nd September; WellbeingSeptember 22nd, 2017
This week saw the launch of our new Wellbeing programme, which aims to prepare students for the challenges of growing up. The programme is expertly led by Mrs Bowers and benefits greatly from resources and ideas from our partner school Shenley Brook End as well as PiXL (partners in excellence).
During these sessions students work with their form tutors, to create a positive atmosphere where they can explore and discuss ideas. The quotes from the students below help give a flavour of the topics covered and the student’s perceptions.
Y7 – Peer Pressure
“The lesson gave me an opportunity to understand and discuss peer pressure”
Y8 – Sexting
“Our form tutor used videos and debate to help us understand the dangers and potential consequences of sexting”
Y9- Healthy Relationships
“We talked about what the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships”
Y10 & 11 – Consent
“We explored an analogy that compared tea with consent so that we could understand its importance and complexities”
6th Form – Managing Finances
“The lesson allowed us to gain an insight into debit and credit cards, their benefits and potential pitfalls”
Further details on the topics to be covered in each session can be accessed on the school website via the links below.
Knowing what has been covered in these sessions gives parents/carers an ideal opportunity to continue the discussion at home.