Year 9 PSHE Conference
The PSHE conference was on Tuesday 4th February 2020, from Periods 1 to 4.
"My first session took place in the LRC and was called 'Stories We Tell'. In this session, we looked at how different stories have a moral or secret message. We also looked at fake news and how they shape society today. I learnt that social media can influence you to believe in things which are not real.
During Period 2, the session was delivered by a charity called 'the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation'. We looked at drugs and the long term and life-threatening effects they can have on you. We looked at the different types of drugs, we were told about how that, sometimes, the visible eye cannot see the damage done by these drugs. We learnt about the story of Daniel and how he died from taking drugs just once. I was captivated by this lesson as I learnt the different effects drugs can have on you. At the end, we got given a 'useful info' card, which I still have.
For our last session, we worked with a company called 'Stand Up!'. This company is a religious company and our main session was based on Judaism and Islam and how they can be discriminated against, labelled and stereotyped. I enjoyed this lesson as I learnt about two religions I did not know anything about and how our world is fully diverse.
My friends took part in other sessions such as First Aid, with the school PE staff, and MyBnk which was all about money management. I hope I get a chance to take part in those sessions on the next PSHE Wellbeing Conference Day."
"In my form, we started with the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation. In this lesson, we talked about the dangers and effects of drugs and alcohol. We also heard about Daniel and how drugs took his life.
The next lesson was about fake news and why people spread it. We used our phones to find fake news on social media, this showed us how easy it was to be told fake news and how easy it was to spread.
After that, we had two periods with MyBnk. We discussed how to save money and how to earn it at a younger age. This was useful and I will be using it soon."