As part of Pride month and to link in with People's Pride Southampton which took place last weekend (11-12th June), all students are completing 4 tutor sessions and an MSS lesson linked to Pride. These sessions are an opportunity for students to understand key terminology linked to LGBTQIA+ as well as understanding the importance of the right to an identity and the Equality Act
For the remainder of the summer term, students will be studying the following topics:
Year 7 - Healthy Choices - exploring the effect lifestyle choices have on daily life, such as the impact of sleep, energy drinks and food. Students will look at how to make healthier choices to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
Year 8 - Citizenship - exploring different types of government, focussing on the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship. Students will also study how Parliament works in Britain including how MPs are elected, how we as citizens can get our voices heard as well as explore the difference between violent and non-violent protests. Students will be encouraged to think of how they can have a say in their local community by creating their own campaign.
Year 9 - Drugs and Alcohol - exploring various issues such as the law surrounding these, different types of drugs and the concept of addiction. Lessons will also include how peer pressure can have a big impact on someone's choices to consume drugs and alcohol and students will be provided with strategies to deal with this. Students will also study the socially accepted use of alcohol and tobacco with an emphasis on their effects, the effects of drugs on individuals and others, where to access help and support for addiction and with regards to alcohol, how to stay safe.
Year 10 - Global Concerns - exploring issues relating to the impact of humans on the environment including climate change, the use of plastics and the use and abuse of animals. Students will also cover our responsibility to live sustainably to minimise our impact on the planet, religious attitudes (stewardship and dominion) and issues relating to wealth and poverty. This will included the responsibility of those with wealth to help others, social justice and religious teachings on charitable giving with a focus on Zakah in Islam.