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29/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for Science Technician 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/U5b9nhiKMC

28/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Art, Design and Technology Technician 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/ood3XiyI5s

28/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Teacher of Music 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/Z2FYtElJBn

28/09/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Learning Mentor 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/3vhMxN8iqj

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23/09/22

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📢SIXTH FORM INFORMATION MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Sir Frederick Gibberd College 🗓️Saturday 19th November ⏰10am - 12pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective Sixth Form students and families to our school https://t.co/HHUbF6erdh

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22/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING TODAY 🏫Forest Hall School 🗓️Thursday 22nd September ⏰6pm - 9pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/iU9MR1Ro0H

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

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02/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Forest Hall School 🗓️Thursday 22nd September ⏰6pm - 9pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/p5YErtwjvu

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25/08/22

“I am proud of my results. My teachers have been great and the school has been very good at supporting me.” Congratulations Jack! https://t.co/m17IZwB8IR https://t.co/BUrJiHFYsT

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25/08/22

“I am really excited about my grades.” Congratulations Oscar! https://t.co/m17IZwSbKR https://t.co/vm0aDavgDL

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25/08/22

“These excellent results represent many years of learning and hard work from our young people and the staff at Forest Hall School.” https://t.co/XdJnJepcsz https://t.co/9vMKnMKd7T

29/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Supervisor 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/w7Z359ksuK

29/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Manager 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/UYbKQSNdim

04/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Manager 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/0MfFeakqbx

15/06/22

Students marked Mental Health Awareness Week by taking part in activities including mindful art, chair yoga and meditation, majorettes, boxing and a wilderness walk. https://t.co/1OY8g9pvxU

15/06/22

Lessons outside of the classroom are once again back on the timetable. Students have been able to return to day trips and holidays with their classmates after pandemic restrictions put a stop to them. https://t.co/6PBH0a8H0M

06/06/22

Brave young people trekked through the forest to gain independence and resilience as Year 10 students completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award. https://t.co/YNct3dy4VU

23/05/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Teacher of ICT and Computer Science 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BU5Z9Tlg14

23/05/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Teacher of English 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/at1Kgk3oE7

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Chair yoga for teachers

Chair yoga for teachers

Posted: 19th January 2021

Teachers spending hours hunched over a computer during lockdown are being given some respite with the launch of chair yoga.

With lockdown came the partial closure of schools, with remote lessons meaning both teachers and students spending their days sat at a desk at home.

To help ease the aches and pains brought on by the lack of movement, Forest Hall School has come up with a solution.

Sarah Power, enrichment lead, introduced her yoga classes to the school community at the start of lockdown last year, offering a yoga club to students and remote sessions to colleagues.

Now, she has launched weekly online after-school yoga classes for teachers and other school staff, including stretches which can be done sitting in a chair.

She said: “More people than ever have signed up to my new yoga classes, because everyone is struggling with working from home in lockdown. From the frustrations of IT, to handling their own children at home on top of teaching and all of their other responsibilities. Everyone is feeling it.

“In our normal jobs at school, we would spend our days going from lesson to lesson, doing break and lunch duties and rushing around the place. Now, we are looking at a screen for 300 minutes each day.

“I am offering 30 minutes at the end of the working day to schedule in some yoga and get the body moving. As part of that, I am sharing some chair yoga, so my colleagues can use it throughout their working day.

“Chair yoga can be seen as being just for seniors or those with restricted mobility, but it is for everyone. There is so much you can do in your chair.”

Chair yoga focuses on posture, introducing movements and stretches for the neck, shoulders, spine, hips, wrists and fingers.

Every session ends with meditation.

Miss Power said: “Most people sit with poor posture throughout the day. These sessions encourage them to check in with how they are sitting and demonstrate how they can improve. It’s about looking after ourselves with movement and meditation.

“Some people just need that time and space allocated in the diary as they can feel guilty for doing it on their own. This way, they have an appointment with a teacher and, somehow, they feel like they can allow themselves that time.

“I love teaching, especially when I see people at the end of yoga looking relaxed and knowing they feel so much better for it. It is brilliant to be able to offer this at school.”

Miss Power has introduced meditation into her lessons with Year 10 and 11 students as part of their ASDAN courses which prepare them for life and work.

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