World Mental Health Awareness Day 10 October 2018 – Pop Up Cake Stall
The Year 11 peer listeners led a pop up cake and talk event for World Mental Health Awareness Day on 10 October 2018. Members of the Equalities Group were also present to talk to other pupils about the work that they are currently doing. Fiona Whiley and Dominique Bendelow from the Healthy Child Team also attended the event and pupils were able to talk to them and collect some of their resources. The event in 20 minutes raised £60 which the peer listeners were delighted with and this at the end of the year along with any other monies they raise will be donated to a mental health charity of their choice.
Y11 Citizenship Day 15 November 2018 – ‘What Next? Life After Year 11?‘
The Year 11s did a range of activities throughout the day to help them consider their options after GCSE’s and beyond as well as having a presentation in the hall from an inspirational speaker Jack Martindale during period 1. Jack was 21 and studying for a degree when he was hit by a car which left him in a coma for 3 months. After 18 months of neuro rehabilitation Jack returned to York University and graduated with a 2:1 degree and has since gone on to write a book, ‘Battling a Brain Injury: The life that Jack Built’. His story was truly inspiring and showed the students what can be achieved, literally against all odds.
Y9 Music Students visited Vida Healthcare and performed a concert on 15 November
Prayer Garden Makeover – Summer 2019
An amazing team of students from 9W supported by Mr Nightingale and Mrs Monkman are working hard to develop an outdoor wellbeing retreat garden which will be accessible to students and staff. Design plans are well under way and we are hoping that the garden will be completed before the end of the summer term.
Parents’ Information Evenings
Drugs Awareness Information Evening co-ordinated by Harrogate Police and NYCC Prevention Service – 15 October 2018.
E-Safety Information Evening led by Harrogate Police and Mr A Johnson (Head of Year 7) – 10 December 2018.
Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Evening led by Mr Junier Browne MBE who has 30 years life experience working in these areas as a practitioner, speaker and workshop facilitator – 5 March 2019.
Stress, Anxiety and Sleep led by two Scotland Trained sleep Practitioners from our Healthy Child Team – 1 May 2019.