Students in Years 9 – 11 engaged in a discussion about respecting women, respecting differences, respecting consent and respecting themselves. They were empowered to write a code of conduct in their area of research which allowed them to apply their knowledge of these topic areas to situations in school and how incidents of disrespect could be addressed supportively.
Students presented their codes of conducts to each other and explained how they would respond to specific scenarios that they could experience in school. One student said that “Writing a code of conduct was the most enjoyable part of the day since I felt like I am actually involved in shaping a better school environment.”
The best presentations were watched in assembly and in order to continue to nurture this core value. Students in Years 9 – 11 will follow a life skills programme which looks at different respect themes in more depth during this half term.