Year 8 continued their series of lessons focusing on ‘The Power of Connections’ and this week looked at ‘connecting with friends’. The importance of friendship can never be underestimated and we explored in depth the benefits that good, positive friendships can bring to your life - improved mood, support through tough times, reduction in stress and help to reach your goals to name a few. Using a traffic light system we then considered scenarios which were a sign of a good friendship, a bad friendship or a warning sign to be heeded. This led to some fantastic debate about what the difference between good and toxic friendships and strategies to deal with the latter.
I wanted to take the opportunity to share some examples of our Year 8 work from last week. As part of a lesson on ‘Connecting with Family’, students were asked to create a family crest which represented elements of their family. These two fantastic submissions by students in Mr McLoughlin’s Wellbeing class deserve recognition for the wonderful creativity and artwork on display. Great work!!