Spotlight on LiFe: Leadership
Providing opportunities for Student Leadership equips all our learners with valuable preparation for adult life and practising skills needed to succeed. We are delighted, and proud, to have a 12 member Senior Student Council in year 11, two tutor representatives in each tutor group, and a group of cross-year Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. The crucial work of building Student Leadership opportunities at Lord’s Hill remains in its first stages, but we hope to build upon this year on year; Well-being Champions, Prefects, and Future Leaders in every year group.
In November, our Senior Council launched a week-long Twitter Takeover and designed all LiFe sessions for a Charity Week. The total raised for two local charities (No Limits and Southampton Hospital’s Charity Trust) was an impressive £504.
In December, our Tutor Reps were invited to present their local Lord’s Hill Global Goals. This was following our LiFe sessions exploring Unicef’s Global Goals.
We were blown away by their ideas and presenting skills- well done to all. Ideas for driving change across our academy included:
- Gender equality and anti-bullying campaigns
- Environmental Intervention: Reducing Plastic Pollution
- Health and Well-being : Fundraising for the NHS and student well-being workshops
- Zero Hunger: Creating food banks for the local community
- Zero Poverty: Tackling rising local unemployment
We are pleased to be able to announce the following winners. They will each receive an Amazon gift voucher, and we hope to implement these ideas around the Academy, and the community, when we are back onsite.
Well done to everyone who took part.
Best Community Idea:
Ciaran H 11SGE with his online job help site linked to the Futures strand of the LiFe Curriculum; ending zero poverty- advice for our local community on how to successfully write CVs and apply for work .
Best Global Goal:
Rebecca D 7JPA with her idea of a local voluntary litter-pick to reduce plastic pollution
Manvi S and Maciej P 8XBE with their idea of improving student well-being provision using student voice support groups
Signposts to Support
No Limits is a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support to children and young people under the age of 26 in Southampton and Hampshire. Young people can come to No Limits for free support on a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, debt, employment, relationships, sexual health, mental health and substance misuse. Support is offered at the No Limits Advice Centre in Central Southampton and through outreach work delivered in schools and colleges across Hampshire.
t: 02380 224 224
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