|Pesonal Development Day - Healthy Choices|
On Tuesday 7th February we held our second whole school development day where we collapsed the whole school timetable to come together to work on a particular area. The theme of this second day was Healthy and Safe Lifestyles.
For the first hour of the day, all students in Years 7-10 were in form completing tutorial work centred around drugs, alcohol and smoking and recognising the dangers of these things. From there, students in Years 7-9 took part in a carousel of activities looking at Internet Safety; Healthy Eating Choices with the Healthy Child Team and Emotional Awareness with the nursing team. Students found these sessions useful and informative, with many commenting on the importance of staying safe online and taking away a new-found understanding of how easy it is to fall into online traps for giving out personal information.
Students in Years 11 and 12 did not have a particularly easy day, but it was certainly informative and gave them a really clear view of how to stay safe on the roads. Again, completing a carousel of activities they learnt about the impact of vehicle collisions from the Fire Service; the laws regarding the use of mobile phones in vehicles and the terrible dangers of doing so; the importance of wearing a seatbelt and the impact of not doing so, and finally, they learnt about the dangers of drink and drug driving – also having the opportunity to wear ‘beer goggles’ and do the line walk test! The final part of the day for these students was a talk from Mr and Mrs Warin who tragically lost their son in a car accident just six weeks after he had passed his driving test. This was an emotional end to a hard-hitting day, but was something that was hugely valuable to all students.
Finally, all students returned to form to complete a review of the day and a linking task to show how they had considered throughout the day the top tips on maintaining a healthy body, mind and healthy relationships.
It really was a fantastic day and we are now very much looking forward to our final development day in July where we will be looking at Diversity.
We would like to thank everyone who gave up their time planning and delivering fantastic sessions to our students. In particular, to our outside providers:
Healthy Child Team North Yorkshire
National Citizen Service
NYCC Road Safety and Travel Awareness team.
Mr and Mrs Warin