Year 9 are exploring and considering reasons young people may self harm and considering some of the different coping mechanisms young people may use. Mind’s website has lots of info looking at coping strategies for stress and anxiety. See the PSHE & Citizenship room for leaflets and help with self harm.
The last week has seen some exciting things happening for the Citizenship department.
Weds 4th Nov – Malala Film Screening
The GCSE Citizenship group went to see the new Malala film with Into Film. The girls witnessed a live Q & A hosted by Emma Watson with questions they, and other young people from around the country, had submitted in advance. Malala spoke about her experiences at school here in the UK, the importance of education and why she is a feminist. The girls and Mrs. Bowyer thoroughly enjoyed the film and recommend girls in other years to go and see this important exploration of girls right to an education.
Thurs 4th Nov
High Sherriff Visit
To celebrate Black History Month this week’s news link looks back at the life of Rosa Parks with some reflections from Barack Obama.
Speeches have been made and ballot papers are being created.. It’s that time of year again… School Council elections will take place this week in the dining hall on Weds. Girls will use local authority ballot boxes to make their choices, choosing one candidate to mark on their ballot paper. The two candidates with the most votes will win.
The time slots for voting are:
yr 7: 8.35-8.45
Year 11 will vote in their form rooms due to assembly. Results will be announced in school on Thursday. Good luck to all candidates.
It’s a fact that education betters the life choices and helps all people to live a safe life. The education of women is high on the global political agenda. See the following article for reflections on why girls education is so important as prominent women met to raise this important issue.