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Personal Development Day

Personal Development Day

Published on : 21 January 2020 / Categories: General

On Wednesday 21st October students took part in the first of this year’s Personal Development Days (PDD). Personal Development Days are collapsed timetable days held throughout the school year. Students are given the opportunity to participate in activities, events and trips that are designed to enhance their curriculum, create further opportunities for their social, moral, cultural and spiritual development and to develop the attributes required in preparation for life in modern Britain. In normal circumstances, external visitors would be invited into the Academy to deliver these sessions.

These terms topics covered were:

Y7 Be Safe

Fireworks safety, managing puberty, self-esteem, mental health awareness, drugs and alcohol.

Year 8 Acceptance

Where’s the line? Tackling racism and religious discrimination, promoting human rights, tackling age and disability discrimination, rights and responsibilities in the community, online safety and digital literacy.

Year 9 Be Healthy

Assessing the risks of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

Dieting, lifestyle balance and unhealthy coping strategies, sleep and physical exercise.

Year 10 Economic Wellbeing

Money Skills, understanding the effects of debt associated with gambling. 


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