Yesterday was the first PSHE Day of this academic year with the general theme of staying safe.  Pupils took part in a variety of engaging sessions.  Y7s did lessons on travel safety, personal safety and first aid, what makes a good friendship, anger management plus the importance of having the motivation to succeed.  Y8s looked at peer pressure (both positive and negative), the dangers of alcohol, the dangers of smoking and vaping, the concerns regarding energy drink consumption plus the dangers of drugs and the law on drugs.  Y9s did sessions on knife crime, gangs, the dangers of drugs plus a session on how their behaviour affects their achievement.  Y10s looked at strategies to reframe negative thinking, how the media influences unrealistic expectations of body image, how to deal with change, strategies to keep good mental health plus a session on ‘Anti-social media’.  Y11s looked into strategies to support good emotional wellbeing, how to effectively revise including making a revision timetable, the damage of different hate forms and discrimination plus a session on how to complete application form for their Post 16 choice.  The next PSHE Day looks at living in the wider world and has a careers theme, this will take place on the 24th November.