First Drop Down Day was a great learning experience

Tuesday 1st October was the first PSHCE Drop Down Day this year. Students were involved with a variety of learning tasks, both in school and off-site.

The whole of Year 7 spent the day at Horley scout site, engaged in a variety of activities to help improve teamwork. They also worked on how to manage peer influence and the desire for peer approval whilst maintaining their own values.

Horley scout camp

Year 8 included British Values, mindfulness (delivered by Place 2 Be) and parenting skills. We also welcomed Cherwell District Council with a variety of partners looking at personal safety.

Police Community bus Students being shown the fire engine

Year 9 included sessions on the dangers of running away from home, parenting and pregnancy.

Year 10 were engaged in sessions looking at the dangers and risks of gambling and knife crime and discussions on mental health. They all completed a team-building session with the British Army.

Year 11 worked on their CVs, personal statements and career planning. They also completed sessions on mental health and discrimination. 40 pupils also had the opportunity to visit Oxford Brookes to experience university life.