Tuesday 17th March sees Wollaston School embark on our second Personal Development Day of the year.
Year 7 – 168 students will be taking part in the ‘Bring your child to work’ experience. This is an opportunity for students to begin to understand first-hand what the working environment is like. For the remaining students, there is a project-based activity designing Prosthetic limbs for athletes. The day encompasses many different curriculum areas and is a chance for students to design, make and test their projects.
Year 8 – Students will be participating in the School’s Race for Life. This is an event ran by Cancer Research and encourages students to not only get active, but also encourages them to think of others whilst raising money for a good cause. They will also be watching the Little Mix documentary – Odd one out, which discusses important themes such as Mental Health, Cyber-bullying and trolling. As well as this, we have a Sergeant joining us from the Metropolitan Police to talk to the year group about the dangers of knife crime.
Year 9 – 108 students have opted to participate in the Team Building and Personal Resilience day organised in collaboration with Go Ape. This is a high ropes and team games day. The remaining students will be participating in a STEM project, where they will be involved in the design of a Music Festival.
Year 10 – Students will be participating in the Cohesion for Schools project, based on the values of empathy, morality resilience as well as promoting Growth Mindset. Students will also be watching the Little Mix documentary – Odd one out, which discusses important themes such as Mental Health, Cyber-bullying and trolling.
Years 11, 12 and 13 will be participating in the School’s Race for Life programme as well. As well as this, we have a company who are joining us called Stretch Development. This company works with students before exams to help alleviate exam stress and anxiety and to help prepare students for the upcoming exams. They will then have an opportunity to devise their own resources to help with exam preparation.
If any parent or carer wishes to support the Cancer Research Race for Life, the charity has set up a Just Giving page for Wollaston School and donations can be given by following this link:
Thank you all for your continued support in the Personal Development of our young people at Wollaston School.
Ms Z Correa-Humphries