Students at Greenfield Community College showed commitment to respecting the rights and well-being of themselves and others as they participated in Rights Respecting Day. This year groups came together to focus on a range of key issues surrounding health, fitness and financial wellbeing led by an excellent team of professionals.
Year 7 students were able to learn all about the role of food and exercise as part of healthy living. The sessions were led by ‘Foundation of Light’ from Sunderland Football Club and included workshops on diet and wellbeing, exercise and positive mental health. The groups learned how a balanced diet can have a positive effect on general health and the benefits of being active.
Students worked well with the professional team and were keen to learn more about the links between healthy living and the effects on mental health. Michael Colclough from ‘Foundation of Light’ was thrilled with the students, “it’s brilliant to be back delivering at a great school, the team are always inspired by the students and enjoy teaching on this initiative” said Michael.
Year 8 students were given the opportunity to address the importance of mental and sexual health issues. Professional health practitioners delivered helpful in-depth sessions based on key topics such as mental health, contraception, sex, relationships and consent. Students were keen to take advantage of expert advice and were able to show a strong sense of the rights of the individual as they discussed difficult topics.
Students from Year 9 were involved in sessions raising awareness about drugs and alcohol. The year group also participated in an enlightening workshop with “If U Care Share” an initiative that focuses upon raising awareness of preventing suicide and how to never underestimate the power of talking.
There was also an interesting session on financial health and how to avoid pitfalls that could restrict the rights and freedom of the individual and how to be sensible with finance.
Students continued to reflect on the day within their tutor groups, voicing their findings and reflections through organised sessions. The day was a great success with students participating in the sessions with interest and respect, well done to all involved.