Flexible Learning Morning round-up

In the last week of each half term, we take a break from our normal schedule for a ‘Flexible Learning Morning’. These mornings give our students opportunities to look at topics related to Citizenship and Personal, Social & Health Education which might not fit into their usual subjects. These topics also contribute to students’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.

This week, students were taken off-timetable for a special morning of activities, with each year group looking at a different topic. Year 7’s topic was ‘Taking care of yourself’ and included workshops on personal safety, what to do in an emergency and a workshop run by visitors from Manchester NHS Healthy Schools.

Year 8 looked at Fair Trade, finding out what it is and how it makes a difference for farmers and consumers, and even sampled some Fair Trade goods.

Students in Year 9 studied British Values and our Justice System. These sessions also took an in depth look at what role our politicians and police officers take in our society.

Visitors from Our Futures ran their ‘Manufacturing Our Futures’ challenge with Year 10. This business simulation pitted teams of students against each other to be enterprising and compete to see who could turn the highest profit.

Year 11 worked with visitors from Brook – the UKs largest sexual health charity for young people. Their workshop looked at the important issue of consent.

Our Sixth Formers also take part in Flexible Learning Day, and visitors from The Co-operative Group helped them to think about team work and building good working relationships.

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