Mental Health Awareness Week
Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week this week, our fantastic students have focused upon the theme ‘loneliness’.
The students have completed individual work and worked together (within their class groups) in regards to defining and exploring the term ‘loneliness’, they have shared their own personal experiences and feelings, and they have discussed how loneliness can impact people within society differently.
Super Learning Day Update
On Tuesday this week, New Bridge College and Future Finders College collaboratively took part in a Super Learning Day, raising awareness in relation to peer-on-peer abuse. In the morning, the students discussed with members of staff the topic of peer-on-peer abuse, whilst learning about relationship abuse, cyber bullying, physical bullying and consent. Students did different activities based around the topics. These included discussion, word searches, quizzes and watching informative videos. In the afternoon, each group did a different activity to help spread awareness about peer-on-peer abuse.
Luminous worked on a short performance about the impact of peer-on-peer abuse on mental well-being. This helped the group understand the topic by acting it out while inserting a positive message. Activ8 worked on a piece on gym shaming, which recreated specific movie scenes relating to peer-on-peer abuse and showing the impact it has on people. Digital 1 worked on gathering and recording all the different pieces of work though out the day by taking photos and videos. The group put together a presentation video to be shown at reception to help people be aware of peer-on-peer abuse. They also made a news report showing the positive and negative impacts of social media on young people’s self-esteem. Digital 2 worked on a short podcast on how to keep yourselves safe in different situations while discussing sharing images without consent and the consequences it has. BTG worked on a class rap/poem (see English Update), while researching the history of the topic. They used the word abuse cloud while doing word associated with it and rhyming words. Pre-interns 1 and 2 worked on producing a large display for the ground floor with different pictures and text based on peer-on-peer abuse to help spread awareness about the subject.
Future Finders worked on producing a newsletter on what went on during the day. The group split into four different teams of reporters, photographers and editorial staff and went to report on different classes. One team made a newsletter and a blog with all the information the other teams had gathered, adding images that were collected throughout the day.