5/02/2021For this week’s ‘Feel Good Friday’, and as part of children's mental health week, we are encouraging you to 'express yourself'!
Self expression is about communicating your individuality, through words, clothing, hairstyle, or through art forms such as writing, lyrics, drawing, music, dance or sport. This can help you showcase your true self and make you feel good and free your mind!
The Welfare team are creating an ‘Express Yourself’ collage at school and they’d love to see some photos or examples of the things you all like to do that make you happy. Please email any photos or pieces of work you produce to Miss Fitzwilliams and she can include them. We can’t wait to see the finished piece!
3/02/2021Are you in Key Stage 4 and thinking about an apprenticeship after Year 11?
Young Professionals are running a series of online events to support National Apprenticeship Week. They have lots of large global brands on hand to talk about opportunities, work experience and a chance to hear from current apprentices. You need to register to take part, just follow the link:
2/02/2021📸 SNAP AWAY! The competition is going like a flash! 📸
Our half termly House competition is well under way and we have received some stunning entries from all year groups. Just under two weeks to go before the first top three are picked, so still lots of time to get snapping and submit your entries. We want to see all the beautiful landscapes, pieces of nature, wildlife or interesting scenes that you are seeing on your daily exercise or simply from your homes and gardens. Here are a few examples of the entries received so far....
1/02/2021Keeping physically active is healthy for both body and mind but do you find it hard to stay motivated without the support of others? Why not join the WHS Strava Group and get that feeling of community and a competitive edge to keep you on track with your activity?
The PE Department are now publishing a PE Bulletin that tracks the leaders from the group and awards students of the week too. If you are unable to join Strava they are also offering other ways to log your activity and to be a part of the fun. Check out the first bulletin, released last week, for further information.
1/02/2021It is Children's Mental Health Week this week and the theme is 'Express Yourself'!
Children's mental health is always important but the current national restrictions are making it even more vital that we are all aware of how our children might be feeling, how they might be struggling and how we can be helping them.
“Express Yourself” is about finding creative ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through things like: art, writing, lyrics, music, dance, sport and doing things that make you feel good.
This week, in school and at home, the students will look at what expressing yourself is, why it is important for your wellbeing and feeling good, and how you can express yourself in a way that fits with you. "Feel Good Friday" will also have a distinctly 'expressive' feel, so watch this space for that!
There is a short guide attached to help parents and carers at home and there is more information available via the link below:
If you are worried about your child's mental health our pastoral support and welfare teams are here to help so please do reach out to them if you would like to talk to someone.
29/01/2021It's the end of the week already and time to say hello to 'Feel Good Friday'!
This week we are taking inspiration from the charity Mind, where they demonstrate how to make a happy jar.
A happy jar is a great way to look at things that make you smile when you need a little 'pick-me-up'. You can fill your jar with anything that might make you happy, from quotes, to photos, to lyrics, to a happy memory, for example. Then when you are feeling stressed or down, take a look in your happy jar! It is an easy craft to make, why don't you give it a go?
Have a lovely weekend, everyone and we will see you all on Monday! 😊
27/01/2021Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and this year's theme is 'Be the light in the darkness'. The students will be watching an assembly from Mr Barraud today to mark the occasion and we are encouraging them to place a candle on their window sill this evening to unite behind the fight against prejudice and to show support to families effected by genocide.
@WoolmerHillScho - 26/01/2021 Retweeted Woolmer Hill PE DeptWell done to all the students, staff and parents that contributed to the Woolmer Hill Strava club last week, covering over 2000km! This week why not try to complete some physical activity everyday and see if you can make it onto the leader board! https://t.co/0W1PlhcUG4
26/01/2021The school library has launched a new "e-platform" for all our students - a great way to get use of the library when you can't visit in person!
Here is a review of the new facility from Jamieleigh, one of our Year 9 students:
'Last week I got to try out the new Woolmer Hill e-library, I borrowed a book and started reading straightaway! The new e-book library is just like choosing a book in person: it is simple to use, there are many different books to choose from and I like that you can look at a preview of the book before you borrow it. There are great features for example you can bookmark your page if you would like to stop reading. You also have your own account so you can keep track of your borrowing and you get a whole 2 weeks to read your book.'
Check out the new e-library by clicking the link below:
Log in details are available via the Library Google Classroom, the Library catalogue home page and they will also be explained in student Library lessons over the coming weeks.