This is a confirmation that our Easter holiday dates remain the same which is as follows:
The last day of school for students is Thursday 6th April 2017. Students return back on Monday 24th April 2017.
Red Hand Day is an international day against the use of child soldiers. Pupils looked at the treatment of child soldiers designed for children. From the 1st of feburary to the 9th Feburary, pupils were assigned a different task.
Each class, deigned either a campaign against child soldiers, a role play on child soldiers, an informative speech against child soldiers or a poem against child soldiers.
A speaker from Amnesty International delivered an assembly on the 7th Feburary and apoke to the pupils about child soldiers.
This week students looked at the Holocaust. They explored a vast number of topics throughout the week and the aim was was for our pupils to develop a deeper understanding of how we can ensure that a tragic event like this does not happen again.
The Holocaust provided one of the most effective subjects for examining basic morals.
Studying the Holocaust helped students to:
Understand the roots and ramifications of prejudice, racism and sterotyping in any society.
Develop an awareness of the value of pluralism and an acceptance of diversicty
World Religion Day is a day that is celebrated world wide in January every year. This year a religion was chosen and each class did research. The religions chosen were those that was not part of the top three most popular religions practised today. Rather students explored other religions and found similarties between our faiths and there's - this consequently ensured mutual respect and understadning of those in out society.
This term there were some very important workshops that took place. An anti– bullying workshop was organised for the current year 7 students, in which we had a guest speaker come and enlighten the pupils of the different types of bullying and how to overcome it.
By Jamila Bihi 9S
On the 7th of December, the Year 11s went to a Careers event at the excel centre and were able to see the amazing stalls and fields they could possibly go in to in the future.
They were able to interact with the people that were promoting their professions and were also able to take part in certain activities revolving around these professions.
All students had great fun and really enjoyed the event, Many found it beneficial and say it has really helped them choose their future prospects. We wish them all success inshallah.
As part of our 'ready for winter campaign' some students were selected to visit a local care home - Hawthorn Green Residential home. The students were selected on the basis of academic progress and outstanding behaviour. We brought them some gifts upon our arrival which they appreciated. The students spent time with the residents, shared stories with them and received some great advice from them. They helped them make some paper chains and the residents had lovely things to say about the pupils.
Below are the feedback we received from the care home manager:
World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2016 is on 13 October 2016. On World Sight Day, IAPB members work together to: Raise public awareness of blindness & vision impairment as major international public health issues Influence Governments/Ministers of Health participate in and designate funds for national blindness prevention programmes . They also educate target audiences about blindness prevention,