All of the students started the academic year in Life Skills with a reflection on their experiences and thoughts about lockdown. KS3 students then looked at some of the content that they would have covered in the spring and summer term last year before moving on to this year’s program.
One of the lessons recently looked at the right to education. This is some of the work that Miss Hollier did with 7P.
The students completed an optional extra task to create a biography on Malala after learning about the right to education.
Katie T, Chloe E and Faye G were awarded a heads commendation for their in-depth work.
This academic year, KS4 students spent time in some of their form sessions looking at this year’s content. Year 10 also recently took part in a sexual health and sexual content online drop-down day, which included a session from Tania Cockcroft who is the Community Sexual Health Education Lead for Lancashire Sexual Health Service. Tania discussed the importance of the ‘3 C’s’ with students – Communication, Consent and Contraception. Other sessions included sexual content online, fertility and infertility, routes in to parenthood and student voice with a pride month quiz.
The day was very successful and feedback from students was extremely positive. Here are a few of their comments:
“It has been very informative and helpful.”
“I found it interesting and I learnt lots of new things. I was unaware about STI information and their symptoms and the types of contraceptives.”
“I think it’s good to learn about it, since not everyone knows about these things and they might struggle if they are in one of the situations if they didn’t know what to do.”
There was also some extremely good feedback on the question about anything that the students would like to see in Life Skills lessons in the next academic year. The responses have been considered as part of the program of study for next year as student voice is important.
Finally, thank you to the parents/carers who completed the parental forms questionnaire on the RSE and Health Education Policy and also general questions about Life Skills. Again, the overall response was extremely positive. Your feedback is important to us and I look forward to working with you in the next academic year.
Mrs R Cahill
Life Skills Co-ordinator