Mental health and wellbeing
The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:
- Every Mind Matters
- Public Health England
- Child Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network
- Youth Sport Trust and Sport England
- Young Minds
- Think Ninja
- Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub
Your local library can also provide access to Reading Well: books on prescription, a collection of carefully curated titles for adults, children and young people to support common mental health conditions, or deal with difficult feelings and experiences. Find your local library to join up and borrow them.
Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:
- texting SHOUT to 85258
- calling Childline on 0800 1111
- calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994
Cultural Enrichment Art Task by Laiba Akhtar
Cultural Enrichment Baking task by Amita Jit
Cultural Enrichment Art Task by Bisma Shahzad
Cultural Enrichment Book review by Zara Khan
The Fault In Our Stars Review:
This book teaches you how to be romantic like using your partners full name can be very romantic (Hazel Grace how are you?) It also gave a very inspiring romantic scene in which Augustus confesses his love to Hazel he says “Hazel grace I love you.”, She says Augustus he says “I love you I am sorry, but I do I know that all our labour will turn to dust I know no one will remember us one day” And he tells some few universal truths and ends at and I know that I love you.
This was a heart-felt story, and was full of a rollercoaster of emotions.
Overall, a very good book.
Cultural Enrichment Influential Cooking task by Aimee Krubally
One of the many family favourites is the meal on the right, consisting of Basa (type of fish) with lemon and herb batter, Mediterranean cous cous and mixed vegetables.
The Basa was cooked on a tray in the oven, the vegetable medley bubbled and boiled away in the saucepan on the stove, and just before they were ready, I poured the cous cous into a medium sized container and poured in hot water from the kettle and left it to ‘cook’.
Family member: mum.
“The texture of the Basa was very moist and the vegetables were cooked but not overdone, as they weren’t mushy, so they still contained their original nutrients and minerals after they had been cooked, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The splash of lemon that was also added to the fish added a little something extra that really made the flavour of the Basa stand out amongst the rest of food on the plate.
The assortment of colours each item brought to the plate also made the meal seem and look more appealing –it didn’t disappoint!”
Cultural Enrichment Movie review Singing in the rain by Husniya Bukhari
A true masterpiece of narrative.
The plot unfolds at a terrific but digestible pace. There is not a second of unmotivated action; it is an exciting adventure from the off. The main character goes on a long journey of development in his world with excellence in all areas from the supporting cast. Brilliant performances, genre defining class. I love this film, we get a look at the background shenanigans of when talkies came along, all played out through a fantastic musical. This is certainly the best film musical ever made.
Periods/menstruation/the time of the month.
Whatever you call it, it is part of being a woman and something that once you have your first period, will occur on a monthly basis for many years to come. Anyone who has a period, young or old, have to learn to cope with this monthly occurrence. Although periods can be confusing and irritating at first, it is important that we get used to them so that they do not impact our lives in any way. With that in mind, if your period is so bad that you cannot come to school, it is important that you see you GP to discuss getting support. Regular periods should not stop you doing anything. Tampons, pads and menstrual cups are all there to help you live you best life, period or no period. Here at school we have a large supply of different types of sanitary products, just ask any adult if you need some.
If you are off school because of reasons that relate to your period, we will require a GP letter to confirm that there is a medical reason that links to your period. Other than that, if you are off due to period problems, it will be recorded as unauthorised.
Periods should not hold us back. Be proud to get your period!
Staff Sport Enrichment
Please see some examples of Staff Sport Enrichment challenges and achievements, look out for more throughout March and do not forget to set yourself a Sports challenge in March
“I have set myself a challenge to run at least 3k a day and to tone my arms by the end of March! Please join me at lunch to do arm exercises!”
“I am doing Walk all over Cancer this month. 10,000 step a day every day for the whole month, my family are doing it with me to raise money for Cancer research UK.”
Student Sport Enrichment
Can you set yourself a March Sporting Enrichment challenge 2020-21 Yr 11 Cultural Enrichment:
- 1 mile run/walk everyday
- 10,000 steps a day
- 30mins exercise a day
- Couch to 5K
- 10K run
- Walk/run half a marathon
STEP INTO THE NHS Competition
This week we launched the ‘Step into the NHS’ competition for all year 8 pupils. Over the next couple of months they will be learning all about careers within the NHS. They will write a job description and create an advertisement (poster, website, video, leaflet, etc) for their chosen career. All entries are due Friday 2nd April. The expert panel of judges will score them on student appeal, creativity, understanding of the NHS, and structure/presentation. The winners will receive Amazon vouchers!
More information here: https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/
Good luck year 8!
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UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair
Wednesday 17 March 2021 | 12:00 - 18:00 (GMT)
Our UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair will feature over 100 universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers. These will include Russell Group, Red Brick, Modern & Specialist universities, alongside higher & degree apprenticeship providers.
This event will feature brand-new exhibitors, such as the University of Oxford, Arts University Bournemouth, Brunel University and the University of Manchester.
We'll also be hosting 10 webinars on topics such as Writing a Personal Statement, Choosing a Course, and how Degree Apprenticeships differ to Traditional Degrees.
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