Learning for Life and Work, Citizenship and PSHE

Mission

 ‘To inspire and encourage learners to develop socially, morally, culturally, spiritually and academically to be effective contributors to society, economy and the environment.  In summary, to be fully aware of real life issues personally, in wider society and in the workplace.’

Our departmental value is that everyone is a life-long learner regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, religion and social background.  Our ethos is linked to the whole school ethos of mutual respect and understanding.

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Year 8 and 9 Smashed Project

Through Learning for Life and Work, Year 8 and 9 pupils had the opportunity to watch a drama followed by a Q and A session. This event was delivered by The Smashed Project. The event was based on the dangers of alcohol and the potential legal consequences of getting a criminal record through the anti-social use of alcohol. At the end of the event the PSNI re-enforced the message. Our pupils were a credit to themselves and our school and the visitors were superb! #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits#theglengormleyway

Year 8 Internet & Phone Safety Seminar

Through Learning for Life and Work, Year 8 were doing a seminar with Nexus in regards to online protection, cyber-bullying and issues around grooming and exploitation.  The seminar was enjoyable with a hard-hitting message that will help our young people in our digital age.

World Aids Day 2018 Activities

As part of Learning for Life and Work, our students were doing an HIV/AIDs awareness day to correspond with World AIDs Day (1st December).  In Geography they were mapping out countries with the highest incidence of AIDs, in Maths they were analysing AIDs data, in Science they were looking at the biology of a virus, in English they were looking at how the media portrayed  AIDs and many other activities were going on across the school.  We had a display outside the school with 36 red balloons, each representing one million people affected with HIV/AIDs.

Year 11 Anti-Social Behaviour Seminar

Today Year 11 boys were at an anti-social behaviour seminar organised by the Police&Community Safety partnership. It was based on a drama that used a lot of humour to highlight serious issues facing our young people today. It was a super event that had all of our pupils engaged and they thoroughly enjoyed the Q and A session.

 

Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s right to vote

Through Learning for Life and Work, the pupils of Glengormley High School have been taking part in UK Parliament Week. We held a mock Parliament based on the Representation of the People Act to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. This was a heated debate chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Carberry of Essex. The Bill was introduced by Prime Minister Sam Hickland. He was supported by fellow MP’s: Charlie Clyde, Cory Boyland, Kyle Paffey and Bailey Weir. The Bill was scrutinised by the Right honourable Matthew Morton and he was supported by fellow opponents: Camrin Close, Riley Lucas, Lewis Purdy and Owen Smyth. Throughout the debate the police had to hold back our suffragettes with many breaking through the police cordon determined to upset any speech by opponents of women getting the right to vote. It was a great way to get our pupils engaged in politics, to explore topics and remind them that through exercising their vote that they can be empowered. It was great to have local representatives Paula Bradley (DUP) and Mark Cosgrove (UUP) join us for the event and they both gave a speech on their role and the importance of voting.

 

Year 9 Dudes and Divas

Year 9 took part in a Young Enterprise seminar: Explore Enterprise. The pupils heard a talk by Sarah from Dudes+Divas Entertainment, then designed Apps for Dudes+Divas exploring the idea of marketing. They were a credit to our school.