Thursday 1st February was ‘Time To Talk Day’, where people are encouraged to talk about their well being to remove the stigma that is so often attached to mental health concerns. We have been celebrating and raising awareness of this with a variety of activities, including an assembly by Miss Wainwright on taking care of yourself, and a talk from Doctor Mike Scanlan on promoting positive mental health. All students in Post 16 will be making a ‘pledge’ as to how they will try and remove the stigma surrounding mental health during tutor time, and these will be displa
Over half term, Project ‘Take Flight’ travelled to Chicago to visit our partner schools and see what developments have been made over the last year. The cohort this year consisted of four Year 13 students, Olivia, Corey, Harvey and Abi, two members of staff, myself and Zoe Day, and Conor Cotter. Conor was part of the 2016 cohort but, having passed his A levels and left KC, he decided to take a year out before starting his university studies and thus agreed to travel as part of this year’s cohort. The students had spent much of the Spring and Summer of this year
The Post 16 team celebrated World Mental Health day in Kingsthorpe College by launching a new programme of meditation and a new display aimed at getting students to talk to each about their feelings. The display had various ideas about how students can look after themselves (as well as each other), and had postcards they could take away with additional information on. The meditation session was run by Miss Wainwright, who will now continue to run this on a weekly basis. These will be full hour-long sessions to really ensure students have a chance to unwind and de-stress.