P10 enjoyed learning about evolution and adaptation. They used different tools (spoons, tweezers and a cocktail stick) to represent different beaks and
how birds could adapt to their environments in order to survive and get food.
To celebrate world mental health day a group of our primary and secondary students engaged in some active listening training by ‘time to change’ organisation. They focussed on developing their role in school as ambassadors for positive mental health and getting the message across that it’s ‘ok to talk’. This is our school pledge, promising to promote the time to change motto and being a school that supports positive mental health.
Lots of resources for parents can be found on the website
Yesterday, students from P4-P15 took part in a number of activities to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. These activities included mindfulness colouring, signing pledges to support positive mental health, sport, singing and art projects. As well as this we had a theatre company come and work with students in a number of workshops around mindfulness. The students and staff had a wonderful day and there was a lovely atmosphere in school with lots of happy faces! We even had a special guest singer…
P5 today have been learning about safety in science and have been using a bunsen burner. Some of our Year 11’s came to support as student teachers and became peer mentors helping our Year 7 students feel safe and learn! Amazing job well done!
One week into our election of head students we were asked to provide a idea of what the year 11 students wanted in a special area for them. Within a weeks time we were provided with the suitable request we had asked for. The new area is now in use with the foldable pool set and air hockey table.
Due to the fact I am out of school some mornings, Orhan and I have come to an agreement.
Orhan will deal with the participation of sports club in the morning, while I manage this blog.
Sports Club was made because of the crowded area in the computer club. As a result of this we have decided to request the participation of pupils in sporting activity during lunch break, the sport changes everyday and Orhan will visit the classes from a different starting point everyday to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate.
A big thank you to everyone who came to ‘tea and talk’ today. I really mean it when I say that it is so valuable to have your support and input into how we can support the mental health of our young people and put wellbeing at the heart of what we do. It was then lovely to invite the students in to do some mindful colouring with us!
Over the coming week all secondary students (and some Primary classes) will be receiving their own school email account. Students will be learning about the responsible use of email to communicate online. Staff may be using email to send work home where appropriate.
Students have been excited to receive their email accounts so please encourage your child to use their email in a responsible manner.
To all parents, carers, family, friends… Mr Davis and I are hosting a ‘tea and talk’ afternoon at 1:30pm,Tuesday 8th October at school. This is a chance to hear what we are doing in school to support mental health and well-being for students, staff and the community. It is also a chance to do some mindful colouring with your child at the end of the afternoon. Come along for a cuppa and a chat!!