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20/09/19

The edible garden club tackled the garden for the first time this year! Great work team! https://t.co/Q56h15Zwk9

20/09/19

Meet us at our open evening on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm and find many reasons to join our family - there is plenty to look forward to and we would love to welcome you https://t.co/ln3aTAD6Um

20/09/19

Today is National Doodle Day a fundraising event and auction with Bid for signed doodles from well known artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities to help people affected by epilepsy. https://t.co/fnNm9Fb2xf

20/09/19

During RSE lessons this week Years 9 & 10 will learn how to stay healthy and safe. Sexuality and relationships advice and support https://t.co/tYAsuZN6Zb

19/09/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Super science https://t.co/hVxSzFZjkb

19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

STARS Bronze accreditation

As a school we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our pupils. We also recognise the importance of educating our students about road safety issues, active travel and the impact of road congestion on the environment. Over the last year, we have run a number of initiatives, campaigns and competitions to raise awareness about key road safety topics and promote active travel. As a result of our work in this area, Meridian High School became a Bronze STARS accredited school in September 2017.

One of the most exciting projects our students were involved with during the academic year 2016-2017 was the Youth Travel Ambassador (YTA) programme in partnership with Transport for London. In September 2016, 7 students were selected to become our YTAs, taking responsibility for delivering assemblies, and devising campaigns and competitions to help raise awareness about safer and more active travel. 

In Summer 2017, the YTAs ran an active travel campaign, which they called the #WalkAMileForAMile step challenge. The YTAs chose this name for their competition as it ties in brilliantly with our rewards system at school - the Meridian Mile. Every student who participated and walked at least 10,000 steps a day was rewarded with 5 Meridian Miles and the winner was given a Sport's shop voucher. To fund their campaign and prizes, the YTAs took part in a Dragon's Den style pitching event in London, where a panel of judges from TfL decided how much money to award the students based on the quality of their campaign ideas.

As a result of their brilliant presentation, the TfL judging panel chose to award our YTAs the full £250 that they had asked for. Additionally, one of the judging panel who was a representative from Croydon Council, was so impressed with their ideas that he also awarded them an extra £250.

After such a successful year in 2016-2017, our aim this academic year is to achieve the Silver, or even Gold STARS accreditation. Activities that we already have planned for our students include road safety performances to be delivered by external theatre companies, parking poster competitions, bike security marking events, a staff and student step challenge, participation in the STARS car-free day and activities relating to the promotion of responsible behaviour on public transport. Our new Year 7 students have also been given the opportunity to apply for three vacant Youth Travel Ambassador positions and once the available positions have been filled, the YTAs will once again take a lead on designing another safe and active travel campaign this academic year.17 Bronze Star kitemark