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Autumn Curriculum Day: Faith groups, ocean health and much more

Students were out of lessons on Tuesday 22 October for the first Curriculum Day of this academic year. The day saw each year group participate in a variety of talks, workshops and projects related to a specific branch of Manor’s Work.World.Wellness. curriculum programme.

Year 7 – Wellness: Wellbeing management

Year 7 spent the day working on mindfulness techniques and producing a presentation on how to look after their wellbeing. This included discussing and researching the importance of wellbeing, creating PowerPoint presentations and developing a short drama performance.

Year 8 – Wellness: Ocean health

Year 8 used creative methods to learn about and inform others about the wellness of our seas and ocean creatures. After starting the day watching a video about plastic in the oceans and how it affects aquatic life, students worked with recycled metal, plastic and textiles to create large model turtles along with an accompanying art display.

Year 9 – Wellness: Keeping active

Year 9 participated in a number of activities throughout the day related to health and fitness. This included discussing the health and mental benefits of exercise, receiving CPR training, playing kin-ball and completing a dance-based workout.

Year 10 – World: Local faiths

Year 10 looked at different faith groups within the local community, beginning with discussing what spirituality means to them. They then attended a series of workshops on different faith groups such as Buddhism, Sikhism and Methodism. Students finished the day by using everything that they learnt to make a display.

Year 11 – World: Politics

Year 11 students attended a number of workshops where they learnt about different British political parties and the political spectrum. They went on to develop their own party and manifesto, before spending the afternoon campaigning and voting in an election.

Years 12 & 13 – Work: Getting a job

Our sixth formers focused on CVs, job applications and interview skills, with Year 12 taking on the role of applicants and Year 13 the recruiters. Interviews were held in the afternoon, with the successful applicants announced at the end of the day.