Abbey Grange Church of England Academy held our annual Personal, Social, Health, and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) Day on Tuesday 12th December, providing students with a unique opportunity to delve into crucial life skills and knowledge. PSHE Day is deeply embedded in our Christian ethos, aiming to equip our students with values that extend beyond the academic realm.
The 2023 PSHCE Day was a dynamic exploration of diverse topics, reflecting the school's commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals. The curriculum ranged from discussions on the Government and Economy to addressing the risks and consequences of sharing images online. Students also learned basic first aid skills, emphasising the importance of being prepared for unexpected situations.
A significant portion of the day was dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the school community. Students had the opportunity to explore the intricate fabric of relationships that make up Abbey Grange CofE Academy, fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility. The school ensured a mix of in-house expertise and external perspectives, enhancing the depth and diversity of the learning experience.
TheMessage Trust engaged with Year 8 students, shedding light on the profound consequences of bullying and emphasising the need for a compassionate and inclusive school environment. The Leeds Development Education Centre (DEC) collaborated with Year 7, providing insights into the contexts of individuals who are refugees, fostering empathy and global awareness.
Leeds City Council's employment and skills team took the opportunity to educate Year 11 students about apprenticeships, offering valuable insights into potential career pathways.
A notable session of the day was led by the FLARE student group, addressing the critical issue of sexual harassment in schools. Their initiative not only demonstrates the commitment to creating a safe and respectful learning environment but also showcases the potential for student-led action in addressing societal challenges.
Our PSHCE Day supports our dedication to holistic education, where academic excellence is complemented by the development of essential life skills and a strong moral compass.