Year 10s Applied Learning Day followed the themes of Relationships, Safety and Living in the Wider World.
The RAF provided an active and challenging set tasks, aimed to promote the skills of problem solving and teamwork that are so important within the world of work. Their sessions always go down well with our students and we are grateful for their continued support of our programme.
The Stand Against Violence team returned, following their work with Year 11 last year, teaching Year 10 students how to avoid confrontation and de-escalate potentially violent situations.
We were sorry that professor Andy Phippen was unable to join us for the day. But in his stead he sent an extremely thought provoking video which he commentated where he provided examples of misconduct which had been shared publicly using social and news media. He challenged students with questions about why actions that would not be acceptable face-to-face appear to be accepted online, and how they should protect themselves from potential long term harm by being more careful about their own personal and online relationships.
And on the day after the tragic deaths of Irish Coastguard crew in a helicopter crash, and the same day that news reported the high incidence of water related deaths in Devon teenagers we were very grateful for two representatives of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, who came into school to speak with students about their work and how best to stay safe when enjoying our coastline.
We are very grateful to all the visitors who have spent time preparing and delivering these informative and important sessions to our young people. They will surely be wiser and better prepared for whatever life may throw at them as a result.
Well done, also to staff, and students who participated so fully in the day, thus making the most of this very special opportunity.