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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My Mind poetry corner and lunchtime treats on World Mental Health Day

Today was World Mental Health Awareness Day and we had a super time with Year 8 at lunch. Many of the students took part in poetry readings in our ‘Poet’s Corner’. This was over seen by our literacy co-ordinator Mrs McWilliams. Staff and other pupils were so impressed with our talented group of pupils who wrote and delivered their poem with confidence and clarity. One group of students sang ‘Help’ by the Beatles again demonstrating the talent of our young people. Finally, thanks again to Tesco for providing ice cream and hot chocolate for the students. #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits

Breaktime treats for Staff and Year 14 on World Mental Health Day

Today was World Mental Health Awareness Day and we had a fun day in School. Pupils and staff had the opportunity to wear something purple to help raise awareness for mental health issues. Staff and Year 14 pupils enjoyed break together with enhanced refreshments donated by our local Tesco store. Thanks to the store’s Community Champion Tara Morrow for the kind delivery of cakes and buns. See if you can spot any famous faces in the Staff room.

Year 10 LLW Hate Crimes Seminar

It was Year 10’s turn today to take part in the Hate Crimes Seminar provided by the Community Relations Forum.

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Year 9 LLW Hate Crime Seminar

Year 9 had an engaging seminar with Kathy Wolfe from the Community Relations Forum. The seminar, organised through Learning for Life and Work, highlighted different types of hate crime and how we can respond as individuals.

Year 8 LLW Hate Crimes Seminar

Year 8 had an engaging seminar with Kathy Wolfe from the Community Relations Forum. The seminar, organised through Learning for Life and Work, highlighted different types of hate crime and how we can respond as individuals.

Year 13 at Top Table debate with Stephen Nolan

As part of Learning for Life and Work some of our Year 13 students had the opportunity to sit in the audience of the ‘Top Table’ hosted by Stephen Nolan. The debate was based on Brexit, trust in local politicians and sexism. The show is on BBC1 at 22.40 on Wednesday 19th September. Check out the photos and see if you can spot our super students.

Year 8 Translink Safety Bus Visit

Our Year 8 pupils enjoyed a morning in the Translink Safety Bus as part of Learning for Life and Work. See if you can spot some of our super Year 8 pupils.

Year 8 Young Enterprise Workshop

As part of Learning for Life and Work, Year 8 had a workshop with Young Enterprise based on setting up a business. They had a great morning with Vivienne from YE. See if you can spot any famous faces from our photo gallery.

Celebrating Success in LLW

We were celebrating the success of Key Stage 3 pupils in Learning for Life and Work. Pupils had the opportunity to have ice-cream, play French Boules and receive a certificate. We were joined by the Chairman of the school Board of Governors. It was a great morning. Thanks for all your hard work – G Coey.

Citizenship Prize Winners

Learning for Life and Work – Molly Gilmore was the winner of the our Mental Health competition.  After learning about mental health in Personal Development, the pupils had to identify a number of celebrities who have been affected by mental health issues.  Well done Molly!! 

Dara Hickland was the winner of the Road Safety poster competition that was completed during Personal Development.  The poster is now being used around the school to highlight road safety