Final day. Final dinner. Farewell, France! 👋🏼👋🏽👋🏿🇫🇷


We're playing chess while they're playing checkers..!


Looking forward to welcoming these legends back today to perform to our Year 10s! 🥳


Une fête d’activités: la boxe 🌍🥊🇫🇷


Une fête d’activités: La promenade lumière le volley le tir à l’arc 🇫🇷 🌍 🇫🇷 🌍


French work experience crew 🇫🇷


Lake Day in France! ⛵🏞😍


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When local rivals become teammates! Looking forward to teaming up on the 18th July ⚽️


Well done to the Y9/10 football girls for a great training session with Harris Riverside


We really enjoyed hosting our new Year 7 students and their families this evening. We look forward to seeing you all next week for transition week! Remember to be on-site and ready to go for 9.30! 🥳


This month, our star readers in KS3 contributed to the prestigious Yoto Carnegie and Kate Greenway book awards. They read and gave their feedback on 16 different children's books and did our school incredibly proud with the quality of their feedback. 📚 🌟


Chef-training on location in France! Amazing feedback. 😍


Smashing start to our Spoken Language assessments this week! We've heard about everything from aliens to the journey of the humble kebab! 👽🍢 Well done, Year 10! 👏🏿👏🏽🥳


Beautiful accommodation for our Year 10s with fresh decor & a glorious mountain landscape... 😍 Vive la France! 🇫🇷 👏🏼👏🏿


Year 10 students en-route to France last week for their two weeks of work experience! C'est magnifique! 🌎 ✈ 🇫🇷


On their way home!


On their way home!


On their way home!


All finished and about to leave! 40 mins until at home.


And the last group are off!

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Mindfulness Corner

Mindfulness is a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the annoying fact that we so often drift off and veer from the matter at hand. Our mind wonders, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.

Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it.

To find out why you should give mindfulness a try, please click HERE to watch a brief video by Dr Shauna Shapiro.

The Mindfulness Calm App is an app available to download on your phone or tablet. It’s filled with hundreds of meditation practices, sleep stories read by celebrities, relaxing music, masterclasses and so much more including how to train your mind.

It is great for beginners and has sessions on the Basics of Mindfulnesslearning to meditate, dealing with anxiety and stress, relationships, personal growth and it even has a programme designed for children and young people, (outlined below).

Calm Kids (Ages 11-13)

Session 1 - Intro to Mindfulness  (13 Mins)
Session 2 – Warm Heart  (6 Mins)
Session 3 - Following the Leader (7 Mins)
Session 4 –Flashlight (8 Mins).

Walking Meditation

Calm Kids (Ages 14-17)

Session 1 -  Introduction  (13 mins)

Session 2-   Loving Kindness  (9 min)

Session 3 -  Breathing Space  (10 mins)

Session 4 -  Focus (9 mins)

To have a taste of some of the free sessions it offers please click on the above links. If you would like to explore this app further you can sign in using your school login and you will have the option to subscribe. This is totally optional and if you prefer to click on the unlocked sessions, which are free, you will still get to experience some of the calming meditations and practices they have to offer.

Mindful Wellbeing Tips for a Healthy Body and Mind

Mindful Eating – Start paying attention to what you are eating using ALL your senses.

Stay in touch with friends – Reach out and speak to people

Get enough sleep - If you have trouble sleeping click on this link - Beditation (10.49 mins) 

Search the internet for free resources, tips, and guided mindfulness meditations and apps.