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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First meeting of the debating society

This week saw the first meeting of the Debating Society. The topic for the debate was “This house believes that Euthanasia should be available for the terminally ill.” Speaking for the pro-choice side were Freya and Sam, opposing were Darrah and Jadon. Well done to everyone involved!

Celebrating Young Enterprise Success

This morning in assembly we celebrated with AVP Mr McNabb our young people who completed a Young Enterprise Personal Economics Programme.

In completing the programme they thought about future careers, explored interview techniques, spending habits, banking trends, money protection and managing credit and debt.

Well done to everyone who completed the programme and thanks to Mr Coey for facilitating this opportunity.

Debating Society

The Debating Society is organised through Learning for Life and Work.

Why not come along an engage in a debate on a relevant issue?

The skills you will develop include:

  • Communication and research skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Diplomacy skills
  • And staying cool under pressure

These are all important skills you help you in Life and Work.

Time – 3.05 – 3.45
Where – 7G
Who – Speak to Mr Coey if interested in coming along.

Key Stage 3 Well being day


Today the pupils of Year 8, 9 and 10 completed a number of seminars based around Mental Health Awareness, Cancer Awareness and Drug Awareness. The event was developed through the subject area of Learning for Life and Work. This event was to highlight some of the serious issues that young people presently face and will continue to face as they develop for Life and Work. The visitors that delivered each seminar were super and kept the pupils enthused throughout. We also had a visit of our local MLA Paula Bradley who was a past pupil. She commented that the school was being pro-active in highlighting these three issues that young people face.

Year 11 Icebergs and Babies – LoveforLife

Love For Life were in doing a seminar with Year 11 – Icebergs and Babies.  It was based on body image, STI’s and healthy relationships as part of Learning For Life and Work.  The seminar was enjoyed by all and our pupils were a credit to themselves and the school.

PSNI Internet Safety and Sexting talks


 
Online safety is a minefield today and young people are vulnerable to many online dangers. Over the past week we have had a super E-Safety team in from the PSNI talking to all year groups about internet safety and sexting. Each seminar has been enjoyed by the pupils and the important messages will help our young people develop in the area of Learning for Life and Work.

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018 is  being celebrated globally today on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.  Glengormley High has been connecting with SID2018 by using a Word Wall to describe their online safety awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship Classes have been completing the SID2018 quiz and other classes are trying the 7 Day Social Media Detox.

Year 12 Young Enterprise Workshop

Year 12 students had a great workshop with Young Enterprise.  The focus was on study skills.  The programme for the session involved looking at learning styles, revision techniques, methods of studying, time management and designing your study area.  Pupils had the opportunity to think of their learning style (audio, visual, kinaesthetic) and how it would help their revision technique.  It was well led by Martin from Young Enterprise and thoroughly enjoyed by all.