We just wanted to thank Radcliffe School for allowing us to work with such a great bunch of students today. It was great to interact with them about something that seems to be appearing in the news, more than anyone would like. We can not not wait to hear the feedback and can not wait for our next session.
Thank you to all of the year 8s who worked amazingly well today with our staff.
Some of the ideas that you had around Anti-bullying were great, something that we will be taking away and using in future sessions.
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Today we had a fantastic time providing sessions for both year 8 and 10 at Ratcliffe College on Anti-bullying. We asked the students to develop and designed their own T-shirts on the theme of bullying and cyberbullying. It was very interesting to see that the topic of online bullying on social media and online games was a concern to the students, something that is shared with many parents. We did a lot around the role of the bystander vs upstander as many children are fearful of becoming bullied for being an upstander but don’t always understand the implications of being the bystander. We can not wait to run our next session in a couple of weeks on spotting scams.
Today we worked with year 8 boys and girls from Ratcliffe College on gaining a better understanding of what a relationship was, what makes it healthy or unhealthy and how to manage relationships to avoid it becoming unhealthy or even abusive.
The sessions were so much fun for myself and to see the brains working out the difficulties between saying something and doing it, for instance “Would you be able to identify an unhealthy relationship?” was a yes and give them their dues they managed to come up with lots of answers but they often focused on physical but with some support they identified the other types. “Would you be able to remove yourself from an abusive relationship?” was another one that saw a chorus of yes’ but we dug down and had a little role play it became obvious that it wasn’t as easy as they had thought.
All in all I had a blast and look forward to working with them again soon.
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We would like to thank the parents of Ratcliffe school for participating on the substance misuse course on Tuesday evening.
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Breaking The Cycle have been delivering sessions to support our pastoral PSHCE programme for over 3 years. Their sessions are extremely informative, edifying and engaging, which with the lower year groups is essential to peak their interest. I have found their staff professional and experienced within a variety of fields which further enhances their delivery of emotive issues during sessions. I would recommend BTC to any school that wanted to enhance their PSHE provision and provide the students with sessions that break down difficult and sensitive issues, in order to improve student understanding.
Miss T Spencer
Head of PSHCE & Careers
Another PSHE sessions yesterday, this time at Ratcliffe college with the year 7’s exploring what emotional health is – what it looks like and how it feels. We spoke about negative experiences things that can influence our emotional health – bullying, peer pressure and ways that we can improve our emotional health by learning coping strategies – speaking to a teacher, listening to music, sports ect.
Thank you for being great to work with.