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Global Citizenship: Term 3 – Honesty

Years 9 and 10 have had assemblies on the Be Real Campaign this week, with all year groups exploring aspects of wellbeing in Global Citizenship classes in Term 4.
The Be Real campaign was launched this week as a national campaign, which will benefit every student in the school and I would like to tell you a little more about it and ask for your support. We have decided to look at the topic of body confidence because many young people aged 11 to 16 have concerns about how they look. This could be the result of going through puberty, comparing photos on social networks, seeing photos of ‘perfect’ appearances in advertisements, or any combination of these and other factors in today’s society.
Research has shown that when young people lack body confidence, it can lead to: poorer classroom
participation and performance, poorer mental and physical health, opting out of basic life activities like going to the doctor, joining a sports team or club, or even giving, an opinion in class. By discussing body confidence throughout our school, we hope to boost our students’ mental and physical health, and give them the best chance to be as successful as they can at school.
In assembly we looked at posting real unfiltered images online for example and that being honest, as well as real online is important. Mrs Johnson and Mr Campbell will be running assemblies next week as part of Safer Internet Week to discuss this further. You can find out more about the Be Real Campaign by visiting berealcampaign.co.uk or by contacting Ms Hunter.
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