On Wednesday June 21st we celebrated our final i-Value day of the year and what a day it was!
Year 9 and 10 were fortunate enough to find themselves invited on visits outside of school. Year 9 attended the Cheshire Show in the glorious sunshine, sampling local produce and meeting some local companies. Our Year 10s were invited along to colleges for the day to have taster sessions on prospective courses; our thanks goes to Sir John Deane’s, Mid Cheshire and South Cheshire for accommodating our students and given them such enriching days that engaged them with the idea of further education. For our lower schools students in Year 7 and Year 8 we hosted our first annual Emotionally Healthy School Fair. As a school we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of emotional health and this day was centred around educating both students, staff and parents about the emotional needs of young people. Throughout the day students were given a host of workshops about topics from cyberbullying to understanding the LGBT community. Also as part of the day we ran a fair in our Sports Hall, with a host of organisations attending. We wanted students to leave the fair with understanding of ‘healthy body, healthy mind’; organisations they could be involved with in Middlewich to keep them busy and also organisations who are there for them to turn to if they are struggling with their emotional health. We want to thank each and every organisation that gave up their time to attend the day; it was clear how much the students got out of this session. We also opened our doors to our parents, who were invited to attend a workshop on Suicide Prevention delivered by Papyrus. As we look back over the past year, it is pleasing to see the importance that has been given not only to our i-Value curriculum but also to the emotional welfare of our students. We look forward to seeing where this work takes us in the future.