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PSHE Day and The Girls Network

From our Sixth Form Academic Tutor, Ms Hall, tells us more: “At the end of last half term, our Year 12 students experienced their first PSHE Day, in partnership with Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN). Students participated in a range of sessions addressing issues such as online safety, climate change, British Sign Language (BSL), consent, and mental health. Students appreciated the collapsed timetable along with the opportunity to work practically outside on some of the sessions. Many thanks to GMYN along with Groundwork, Manchester Mind, Street Doctors and Interpreting Solutions for the interactive day.
In addition to the PSHE day, GMYN have set up ten sessions of further BSL training for our aspiring medics; an experience that will be invaluable to their medical school applications along with gaining insight and awareness of the challenges and successes of the deaf community in Manchester.

During Lockdown the Sixth Form team developed a working relationship with The Girls Network, a mentoring charity aiming to inspire and empower girls by connecting them with mentors from the professional world, and as a result of this we are now taking part in their official mentoring programme. Applying for the 10 fully funded opportunities to be paired with a professional mentor available, 10 girls were successful and took part in a rigorous matching event discussing hobbies, career plans, and work experience ideas. The girls have been matched with professionals such as senior police detectives, university academics, lawyers and marketing executives and will take part in monthly scheduled mentoring sessions over the next 10 months building confidence through professional relationships. This could also include work experience placements for our professional work placement week in the Summer – more on that later!”

 

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13th May 2022 – Vol 38 | No 31