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First SPACE Day of 2019/20

Tuesday 19th November saw our first SPACE Day where all year groups focused on a specific area of personal development.

In Year 11 the main focus was support in the process of Post 16 Progression. In Year 10 we had specialist staff delivering presentations about very difficult topics such as  Rape and Consent, Domestic Violence and sexuality.

In Year 9 we focused on risky behaviour and some time was given to careers choices, this was completed with all students attending a well organised Careers Fair which allowed students to see the breadth of opportunities that are available in Leeds and in some cases nationally.

Year 8 had the opportunity to look closely at local issues that our services have to deal with in relation to teenage crime and safety. This was delivered by an Outside Agency - Prison Me No Way. One of the staff delivering the workshop said 'First of all may I say how much I enjoyed the event today and how impressed I was with the Year 8’s. They were very well behaved and showed a great interest in my workshop, which was the Street Scene.' 

Year 7 had a carousel of activities that involved looking at Equality and Diversity. This included looking at disability and gaining some knowledge of disabled sports and positive discrimination is used to support diversity.

As part of Health & Social Care coursework, a number of students in Year 11 planned, organised and delivered a Tea Party for a number of visitors from our local community that belong to the Elderly Action group.

 The member of staff who attended sent a message of thanks - 'I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for inviting us to your Afternoon tea & games. Our residents really did have a wonderful time (we’ve framed their certificates!!) and the staff were really impressed with how well the children engaged with our residents.

"Big well done to you all for a fab afternoon and again, thank you so much for thinking of us and also for picking us up!'