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Life Skills Programme

Life Skills is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities.  It equips them with knowledge and practical skills to live healthy, safe, fulfilled and responsible lives.

Life Skills also enables young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.

A number of subjects fall under the umbrella of Life Skills; PSHE education, Careers Education Guidance and Work Related Learning.

Year 7 Lifeskills lessons

  • Getting to know you in class
  • Learning Resource Centre visit
  • Inappropriate language
  • Racism
  • Introduction to Drugs - Talk by Herts Youth Connexions
  • Hazards at Home
  • Loss & Grief - Talk by Rev Banister/Rev Grace
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Active Lifestyle
  • Wellbeing
  • Puberty & Personal Hygiene
  • Current Issues
  • Money Management
  • E-Safety
  • Disability Awareness
  • Team Building
  • Student led feedback

Year 8 Lifeskills lessons

  • E-Safety
  • Family Breakdown - Talk by Rev Banister/Rev Grace
  • Democracy
  • Sleep
  • Relationships
  • First Aid - Talk by Fire Service
  • Finance - Bank accounts/online banking
  • Smoking - Talk by Herts Youth Connexions
  • British Values
  • Wellbeing
  • Cyberbullying
  • Crime and Consequences
  • Dangers of Transport
  • Mental Health
  • Role Models
  • Music and Identity
  • Team Building
  • Student led feedback

Year 9 Lifeskills lessons

  • Reality TV Shows
  • Cannabis
  • Pornography
  • Homophobia and Transgender
  • Sexting - Talk by Herts Youth Connexions
  • Finance - Debt and Mortgage
  • Mental Health
  • Dysfunctional Relationships
  • Believe and Belong - Talk by Rev Banister/Rev Grace
  • Self-Esteem
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Social Responsibility
  • Student led feedback

Sexual Health and Relationships Education Day - Held on Extended Learning Day

Year 10 Lifeskills lessons

  • Mental health (1 hour)
  • Alcohol education (1 hour)
  • Democracy and crime (2 hours)
  • Social media (1 hour)

Year 11 Lifeskills lessons

  • Legal (illegal) highs (1 hour)
  • Financial Education (2 hours)
  • Sexual Health (2 hours)
  • Counter Terrorism (1 hour)

Websites for Teenage Wellbeing

Suicide PreventionHectors house website

Hector Stringer took his own life at the age of 18. His family set up Hector’s House in his memory as a signposting charity, with the aim to stop suicide and the stigma around mental health issues. Hector's House is a local charity - Hector was a student at Tring School.

Drug Awareness

For friendly, confidential drugs advice Talk to Frank

Teenage Health

For advice go to Teenage Health Freak

Sexual Health & Wellbeing

Go to Brook for advice

Quit Smoking

The under 18s guide to quitting smoking Livewell & Quit Smoking

Childline

Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

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