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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

SMSC Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

The school actively promotes SMSC development through the curriculum and through the additional provision, outside the school day, in clubs, recreational activities, and educational visits.

Spiritual Development

Through the school curriculum, school ethos, Meridian Meditation and links with other schools, we aim to enable students to:

  • Acquire personal beliefs and values and articulate them confidently;
  • Ask deep questions about life and death, reflect on these and come to conclusions about what gives meaning to life;
  • Develop and reflect on their feelings and emotions;
  • Articulate their responses to beauty, love, pain and suffering.
  • Be able to emphasize with and develop an understanding of different faiths and cultures.

There are a number of elements in the school curriculum that foster the spiritual development of students. The focus on oracy enables students to express themselves and encourages personal opinion to be shared confidently in the classroom and in public areas. Students and teachers should value, and show tolerance, for the opinions of others.

The school ethos encourages students and all member of the school community to be considerate and thoughtful towards others. Within the classroom, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate conduct when other students contribute to sensitive group discussions. This involves opportunities for the sharing of emotions and feelings.

At Meridian High School students will be provided with opportunities to develop their spiritual understanding by experiencing a curriculum which will:   

  • Develop self-esteem.
  • Allow a development of a range of values and beliefs based on a sense of respect and curiosity towards their own and others beliefs.
  • Explore the spiritual values of others through all areas of the curriculum
  • Allow students to express themselves in a variety of ways and reflect on their experiences.
  • Allow students to develop an empathic response by understanding and controlling their own emotions and feelings.
This is delivered through:
  • A PSHE program which develops self-esteem, knowledge and an ability to reflect and develop spiritual values.
  • An assembly program which encourages personal reflection and an exploration of spirituality.
  • A student support structure that is focused on learning and providing appropriate information, advice and guidance, as well as opportunities for exploring future pathways.
  • Educational enrichment trips, visiting speakers and workshops to provide students with a range of experiences, promoting awe and wonder of the world.

Carnegie

Students in Year 8 have been involved in an exciting reading group, shadowing the annual Carnegie Awards. Eight books aimed at young adults were shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Our amazing group, Meridian Readers, have read a selection of these shortlisted books, which all have human rights themes. They have taken on the challenge of reading head on and have discussed and rated the books. Some were found to be more difficult to read than others for example, Bone Sparrow, which deals with the life of a refugee in Australia. Wolf Hollow, which explores the issue of bullying, was a big hit. All eight titles are now in the library for all students to access.

Thank you to all students who took part. We hope for next year’s Carnegie shadowing group to be even bigger and better. For now, you can read the students’ amazing reviews, which are published online here:

Carnegie website