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In a holistic approach to fostering the overall health of our students, the recent Wellbeing Day saw engagement across all year groups, from Year 7 to Year 13. The overarching theme of Physical and Mental Wellbeing permeated through various activities, each tailored to address the unique needs and challenges faced by students in different stages of their academic journey.

Year 7, 8, and 9: Building a Foundation

For our younger students in Year 7, 8, and 9, the day delved into topics essential for building a strong foundation. Activities included discussions on safety online, understanding boundaries and consent, Safe Sex Teen Talk, exploring the nuances of food and nutrition, and addressing the pressing issue of vaping. These sessions aimed at equipping students with knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of adolescence in a digitally connected world.

Year 10: Shaping Perspectives on Sexual Health

In Year 10, the focus shifted towards shaping perspectives on sexual health through dedicated workshops. These sessions provided valuable insights into understanding and navigating the intricacies of relationships and sexual health, empowering students with the knowledge to make informed choices.

Year 11: Healthy Habits for Success

As Year 11 students approached the crucial juncture of their academic journey, the day honed in on “Healthy Habits for Success.” Workshops guided them through the intricacies of nutrition and sleep, led by experts in the field. Mr. Adam Chapman illuminated the impact of dietary choices on physical and cognitive abilities, while Mr. Lawrence Prunty emphasised the critical link between quality sleep and academic performance. Armed with insights into nourishing their physical wellbeing, Year 11 students are now better equipped to navigate the challenges of their upcoming examinations.

Year 12: Reflection and Meaningful Conversations

Year 12 students engaged in sessions focused on reflection and meaningful conversations. These activities provided a space for introspection, allowing students to explore their thoughts and emotions, fostering a healthy mindset as they navigate the demands of academic and personal growth. The importance of continued focus on food and nutrition was also reiterated to maintain sustained energy levels.

Year 13: A Splash of Wellness at BlueTree Water Park

The Wellbeing Day culminated for Year 13 students with a refreshing trip to BlueTree Water Park, offering a fun and rejuvenating experience. This served as a delightful conclusion to the day’s activities, providing an opportunity for students to unwind and bond with their peers.

As our diverse student body participated in a range of activities tailored to their specific needs, the Wellbeing Day exemplified our commitment to nurturing not only academic success but also the physical and mental wellness of each student. By addressing topics such as sexual health, substance misuse, nutrition, sleep, safeguarding, mental health and managing risks/choices, we strive to empower our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.