For Year 9 it was a school-based, but very different day on Wednesday; Year 9 were considering the Applied Learning Day themes of Relationships, Health and Safety.
External Speakers from The Zone (a Plymouth charity that supplies free and confidential advice to young people) led two sessions as part of our Sexual Health and Relationships programme – one on STIs, the other on Healthy and Unhealthy relationships. For this the boys and girls worked with separate groups to encourage them to speak openly and without embarassment.
Our own sports staff and Sports Leaders led an activity in the sports hall which introduced students to the popular sport of Botcha (check spelling please) and raised awareness of disability issues and access to sport by people with disabilities. The final session on Rights and Responsibilities was led by Mrs Taylor and Mr Sinclair. For this classes were split according to whether they travelled to school by bus or not. Students considered how our actions impact upon one another, and what should be done if inconsiderate or poor behaviour affects an individual or group.
Thanks must go to both visitors and staff who led sessions, and also a big well done to tutors and students who ensured that they got the most out of this day.