The first Personal Development day of our academic year took place on Friday 12 October and students in Years 7- 11 learnt about ‘Staying Safe’, with the big question for the day being ‘Why is it important to stay safe?’ This content was delivered by the students’ form tutors along with the support of a wide range of external companies and experts.
The focus for our year 7 students was staying safe online, on the road and in their house. Alongside in-class activities, representatives from Humberside Fire and Rescue and Safer Roads Humber spoke with students about staying safe.
Year 8 focused was on emergency aid, learning basic first aid, how to get help, when to call for help and who to ask. Activities included, CPR training and attending a talk from the NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.
The focus for year 9 was on Sex and Relationship Education. The school nurse, Corner House and Conifer House came in to speak with students and our guest speaker, Andy Train, talked to students about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender awareness.
Year 10 focused on staying safe in a range of different areas – child exploitation and online protection, healthy relationships, alcohol and drugs, road safety and PREVENT (which focuses on safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism). Students attended talks from Safer Roads Humber and the Humber Teaching NHS foundation trust and were also able to take part in a virtual reality with the road safety team.
Students focused on online protection, drugs and child sexual exploitation. Andy Train spoke about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender awareness. For the other part of day, students explored career pathways, looking at further education or apprenticeship choices, personal statements and CV writing.