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20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

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