Mental Health and Wellbeing support in Slough
Childline: Calm Zone: An area of the Childline website called the Calm Zone with self-help techniques, ideas and support for children and young people to help relieve stress and anxiety: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
MeeTwo app: The NHS have produced a free app for young people called MeeTwo providing a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives and get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships and friendships. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/meetwo/
Kooth: provide free, safe, confidential, non-judgmental and anonymous way for young people (aged 11-19 /11-25 care leavers) that attend a Slough school to access counselling, advice and support on-line. Staffed and monitored by fully trained and qualified counsellors until 10pm each night, 365 days per year https://www.kooth.com/
The Little Blue Book of Sunshine is for children and young people and explains some self help techniques to help children and young people feel better and advice about who to turn to if things feel too much. https://www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/lbbos-booklet-east-berks.pdf
Mental Health: Let’s Talk the Talk is a guide for parents about children’s and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. https://cypf.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/media/168492/parents-guide-to-mental-health-slough.pdf
Huge congratulations to the GCSE Drama students who did amazingly in their practical exam this week, performing extracts from contemporary plays to traditional Shakespeare classics.
As always the students did us proud with their professionalism and commitment.
Well done and we look forward to your results in the summer
The Drama department
Year 8 Netball Match against St Joseph’s.
On Thursday two teams of 8s competed against St Joseph’s School. This was the first time that the A and B sqaud had played a fixture together. Both courts played exceptionally well throughout the game.
Team A finished St Joseph’s 10 – Baylis Court 6, Player of the match = Venice Mensah.
Team B finished Baylis Court 5 – St Joseph’s 1, Player of the match = Tia Richardson.
The level of commitment and performance was outstanding from both teams and this resulted in two games and with some amazing defensive and attacking play. The level of technical skill and dedication bodes well for the rest of the season and as the squad develops for the 2020-2021 campaign. Well done to all of the players.
On Friday 8th February, our Media Studies class were lucky to attend the British Film Institution in London where we had an amazing day learning about the world of online Media and YouTube. We had the opportunity to have a question and answer session with industry expert Ben Doyle from After Party Studios and really benefitted from his experience and knowledge of the industry.
It’s a very exciting time to be a Media Studies student!