FGS Citizens

Posted at 2:41 pm on 25th March, 2021

At Flixton Girls we ensure our students have a full and varied a programme of education which incorporates personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. Students are provided with a safe space to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.

We have adopted the Healthy Learning Trust value for inclusivity, seeking out and removing the barriers to deliver the equality of access and entitlement to a successful and healthy future for all. Our Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Days, which take place each half term, provide space for our students to develop these skills.

During our most recent HWB day students explored the subject of ‘Citizenship’, covering crucial topics around money, higher education and social issues. Students across all year groups were able to listen to pre-recorded talks, engage with live Google meets and complete up-skilling activities to further their knowledge.

Year groups 10 to 13 focused on HLT altruistic value through our Flixton Philanthropy Initiative, ensuring students are aware and have considered people and organisations less fortunate than themselves. Additionally, they looked at our democracy, voting and higher education through live talks with current student doctors from the University of Manchester.

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Groups from years 7 to 9 were able to explore topics around growth mind-set, active minds, money personality, goal setting and decision making. With activities aimed at providing thought provoking guidance and introduction of new skills. Year 9 students also participated in live Zoom calls with Kenya covering topics on tourism and the role of women.

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As a member school of the HLT our HWB days ensure our scholarship to health and wellbeing is embedded across all areas of school life. Our approach allows the emotional, social and moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students at school and within our community. Skills and attributes learnt provide them with a backdrop to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.

Mrs Trussell, Headteacher posted, ‘It was fantastic to walk around @FlixtonGS and hear live conversations with Kenya happening all over the place! Looking for positives of this awful pandemic? The surge in virtual experiences bringing more real encounters to young people is definitely one of them!

Mrs Smith, Head of Health and Wellbeing tweeted, ‘Brilliant Citizenship Health and Wellbeing day @FlixtonGS. Finances, Democracy, Active Minds with @MissBCPE virtual meetings with Kenya, GM Higher and the University of Manchester organised by Mrs Taylor all planned #healthandwellbeing #citizenship #SMSC’