March 2020

Month

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Friends will be friends but – there’s nothing like spending time with a good mate. Every friendship has its challenges and goes through good and bad times.  This is one of those times you must look beyond your own needs and care for your friendships. Your friend might be scared or fearful and need you...
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Head of English Miss McLarnon suggests some ways to improving our well-being, especially during this time when we may be looking for things to do: In these extraordinary times, many of us will find ourselves with more time on our hands than at any other.  Time that we could fill up with looking obsessively at...
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What a strange TIME this is…but through this you can make the best of who you are and come back to school a stronger and wiser you. Have you noticed the quiet?  No cars… more birds song and time for you to listen to your own voice.  This is the perfect time for you to...
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Number three in Miss Troughton’s Well-Being thoughts for us: Ideas to help De-stress and unwind. Sleep well. After an evening bath or shower, lie down with a rolled up towel or pillow under your knees.  Close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose to the count of four and slowly breathe out. Imagine your out...
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Staying fit and healthy is important at the best of times.  Miss Troughton suggests taking time for a bit of fitness! Try this fitness app… I think its brilliant! You tube; The Body Coach by Fitness Guru Joe Wicks By keeping yourself fit you increase that feel good factor, have increased confidence and your mind...
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At this unusual time, Miss Troughton our Well-Being Practitioner offers her thoughts in a series of regular posts: To our school community This pandemic we are facing is changing our day to day lives much faster than we could ever have guessed.  While we must respect our fear and take precautions to follow government advice, each...
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Our Careers and Destinations Lead Miss Williams writes about a recent event for students to meet and interact with an engineering mechanic: Last Thursday we had the privilege of having Louise Baker, a female mechanic in to speak about her experiences in the world of work.  The day started with a selected group of Year...
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Students from Heart of England have been taking part in a public speaking competition organised by the Rotary Club as part of their Youth Speaks competition.  English teacher Claire McLarnon writes about the event: On one Saturday in February Year 10 students Laurence, Noor and Jess competed in the senior category of the Rotary Club...
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Year 9 Student Ben attended one of a series of Engineering Masterclasses at Warwick University organised by the Royal Institute. He tells us how the day went: We set out to investigate how different materials can reduce impact on an object, which can then be applied to the design of cars to make them safer...
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Year 7 students attended a personal safety assembly which included a drama monologue exploring the themes of exploitation and grooming. The assembly began with actor Jodi Brée adopting the character of Danielle, an impressionable 14-year old girl who was drawn into a friendship with an older man called Callum. Callum used information he had researched...
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