Y8 'Staying Safe' Super Learning Day
Dear Parents / Carers,
I am writing to inform you that as part of our Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE) curriculum, Year 8 pupils will be taking part in a ‘Staying Safe’ Super Learning Day on Friday, 28th June. This Super Learning Day is designed to provide part fulfilment of St Mary’s statutory duty to ensure pupils know how to keep themselves safe from the various threats and dangers facing citizens of the 21st Century. Equally, we hope to inform them of the consequences of making bad decisions when presented with social challenges.
Five external providers will be coming in to school to deliver the following one hour sessions:
- Lancashire Police Digital Crime Unit – Online Safety
- Lancashire Police – Knife Crime
- Lancashire Fire and Rescue – Choices and Consequences
- England Illegal Money Lending Team - Illegal Money Lending
- Her Majesties Prison Service – Prison Life
Although the subject matter may appear hard hitting, I can assure you that all material is age appropriate and will be delivered in a sensitive manner by experts in the field. Furthermore, at the beginning and end of each session pupils will be reminded that there are members of staff to whom they can go for support if they are affected by any of the messages.
We believe that these Super Learning Days are of great benefit and are a necessity to facilitate the holistic education of our pupils. If you have any concerns, or if you wish to withdraw your child from any of the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs. L. Pilling
Assistant Head Teacher