Timetable replaced with focus on gangs and emotionsPosted: 20th July 2021
Young people stepped away from their traditional school day to focus on their emotions and tackling the challenges life may bring their way.
Forest Hall School held its regular collapsed timetable day to give students an opportunity to focus on issues affecting them outside of the curriculum.
During the day, students worked with various outside agencies to focus on emotional resilience and the realities of gangs, weapons, drugs, alcohol, County Lines and coercive relationships. Year 7 also took a first aid lesson.
The school welcomed representatives from Impressionable Minds, 2020Dreams, Herts Young Homeless and Worth-it Emotional Resilience.
Year 10 student Lily said: “I found the collapsed timetable day a great experience. I found that real life experiences provided good examples and made the topics we cover really come to life.”
Lewis Davis, PSHE teacher, said: “Our students have had a very difficult year and it has been great to be able to invite external workshops into school.
“It is our aim that all students will leave Forest Hall with the skills and knowledge they need to be happy, healthy and safe which is built into the overall vision for our PSHE provision.
“By engaging in these workshops, students were able to hear lived experience of difficulties and develop the confidence and skills necessary to negotiate their way through an ever-changing world.
“We hope the day has left them feeling more educated and confident with an understanding of what these things are and how they can be targeted.”