Personal Development Days 2021

KS3 PDDS

Our KS3 students will take part in a carousel of curriculum trips and a PSHE day focussing on personal safety and a modern slavery project being run by the Dioceses and partners. Trips will be run in teaching groups to allow for preparatory work and follow-up work in class. Please see the relevant link below for confirmation about which day your child's class will attend each trip as well as other useful information.

YEAR 10 PDDS

Year 10 will be taking part in an invaluable employability week which forms an integral part of our careers programme to prepare our students for their bright futures. The planned programme overview can be found below. 
 

KS3 PDD information

Information about groups, timings and meeting points for trips can be found below along with a timetable for the KS3 PSHE Day. 

Year-7-PDD-letter.docx

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Year-8-PDD-letter.docx

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KS3 PDD trips information at a glance

Trip

Timings

Uniform?

Meeting point AFTER AM registration

Y7 - Maths Art

Normal school day

Yes

Maths block, upstairs

Y7 - Paulton’s Park

Return at 4pm

No

STE Main Hall

Y8 - History trip, Salisbury

Normal school day

Yes

Wyvern dining hall

Y8 - Geography trip, Lulworth

Normal school day

No

Tennis courts by STE drama studio

Y9 - RS trip, Southampton

Normal school day

Yes

STE dining hall

Y9 - Multi-sports trip, Southampton

Normal school day

No

Sports Hall

 

PDD activity by group 

Year 7 are in their maths classes

 Year 7

Classes

30th June

1st July

2nd July

Group 1

7AT, 7BL, 7CE

Paulton's Park

PHSE Day

Maths Art

Group 2

7BT, 7AL, 7CS, 7AE

Maths Art

Paulton's Park

PHSE Day

Group 3

7CT, 7CL, 7BE

PHSE Day

Maths Art

Paulton's Park

Year 8 are in their geography classes

Year 8 

Classes

30th June

1st July

2nd July

Group 1

8B1, 8B4, 8A2, 8A3

Geography trip, Lulworth

PHSE Day

History trip, Salisbury

Group 2

8B2, 8B5, 8A4

History trip, Salisbury

Geography trip, Lulworth

PHSE Day

Group 3

8B3, 8A1, 8A5

PHSE Day

History trip, Salisbury

Geography trip, Lulworth

Year 9 are in their RS classes

Year 9 

Classes

30th June

1st July

2nd July

Group 1

9B1, 9A4, 9A5, 9B5

RS Southampton Trip

PHSE Day

Multi Sports PE Day

Group 2

9A1, 9B2, 9B4

Multi Sports PE Day

RS Southampton Trip

PHSE Day

Group 3

9A2, 9B3, 9A3

PHSE Day

Multi Sports PE Day

RS Southampton Trip

 

PDD KS3 PSHE Day information and timetable

#Life1VoiceThe PSHE Day will focus on personal safety, in line with the statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) guidance. Students will watch a live virtual performance from the Solomon Theatre group, followed by a Q&A workshop. This will focus on different aspects of personal safety, both online and in person and is designed for delivery to KS3 students. Students will then work on a piece of artwork, which may be displayed at Salisbury Cathedral and will be open to the public in October, further details below.

AT WSE we will be participating in a large-scale project being run by the Dioceses around the various forms of modern slavery. The project is called: #1Life1Voice. 1 Life because each and every life is precious and of great worth.  1 Voice because we need to stand up against the cruelness and injustice of all forms of slavery and work as one community to ensure our most vulnerable children, young people and adults are protected in society from those who wish to abuse and destroy their lives and their right to freedom.

Did you know…

40 million people are estimated to be trapped in modern slavery worldwide:

  • 1 in 4 of them are children.
  • Almost three quarters (71%) are women and girls.
  • Over 10,000 were identified as potential victims by the authorities in the UK in 2019.

The #1Life1Voice project would like to encourage our students to create artwork based on the theme of modern slavery.  This can be 2D or 3D and as creative and imaginative as our young people like. They will be given time in the day to complete this. The Dioceses project would also encourage students to write a short passage of reflective writing to go alongside their artwork to explain their thinking, feelings or a message they would like to share with others regarding modern slavery.   

The theme of modern slavery can include:

  • County Lines.  When drug gangs from big cities expand their operations to smaller towns, often using violence to drive out local dealers and exploiting children and vulnerable people to sell drugs. These dealers will use dedicated mobile phone lines, known as 'deal lines', to take orders from drug users.
  • Human trafficking. The use of violence, threats or coercion to transport, recruit or harbour people in order to exploit them for purposes such as forced prostitution, labour, criminality, marriage or organ removal.
  • Forced labour. Any work or services people are forced to do against their will under threat of punishment.
  • Debt bondage/bonded labour. The world’s most widespread form of slavery. People trapped in poverty borrow money and are forced to work to pay off the debt, losing control over both their employment conditions and the debt.
  • Descent–based slavery. Most traditional form, where people are treated as property, and their “slave” status was passed down the maternal line.
  • Slavery of children. When a child is exploited for someone else’s gain. This can include child trafficking, child soldiers, child marriage and child domestic slavery.
  • Forced and early marriage. When someone is married against their will and cannot leave. Most child marriages can be considered slavery.

 

We hope…

  • We hope this is a creative and stimulating way to open conversation about a difficult subject.  We want to protect all our young people.
  • We hope that the young people’s artwork will be thought provoking and will allow many more people to openly talk about the issues that exist in Wiltshire.  
We ask…

If possible we would love students to bring any art supplies from home that can help them on the day, this could include: colouring pens, pencils, scissors, old magazines/newspapers, postcards, old photos that they don’t mind cutting up, coloured card/ paper. This will be in addition to our own art supplies. Please do not bring paint as we cannot guarantee that your child will be in an art room. This will help students to make their piece of artwork unique to them. Thank you!

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

AM reg

Tutor time as normal

Tutor time as normal

Tutor time as normal

Lesson 1

Solomon Theatre virtual play and workshop ‘Being human’

Solomon Theatre virtual play and workshop ‘Being human’

Solomon Theatre virtual play and workshop ‘Being human’

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Outdoor learning – team building

Anti-slavery art competition

Anti-slavery art competition

Lesson 4

Anti-slavery art competition

Outdoor learning – team building

Anti-slavery art competition and exhibition

PM reg

Votes for Schools

Votes for Schools

Votes for Schools

Lesson 5

Anti-slavery art competition and exhibition

Anti-slavery art competition and exhibition

Outdoor learning – team building

Year 10 PDD information

Year 10 Employability Days

Please see below the timetable for the Year 10 employability days. For further information about the workshops being run on Thursday please click the information below the table.

 

Wednesday 30th June

Thursday 1st July

Friday 2nd July

Lesson 1

 

Virtual launch: Work Experience provided by Qinetiq

 

Opportunities for roles in marketing, presentations and design/manufacturing.

Introductory careers session with Mrs Bellamy

 

Careers Collective virtual lesson – Personal Branding

Careers and Aspirations Day: workshops, presentations and taster lessons from higher and further education providers, businesses and the Army

 

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Elevate: Personal Motivation. Delivery in person.

 

EBP – Virtual Financial Awareness workshop.

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Team building activities: outdoor learning carousel

ThisisNamaste – virtual live music performance and Q&A 

Careers Collective workshop: Personal Branding parent podcastCareers Collective workshop: Personal Branding parent podcast.

Elevate

Education Business Partnership - Financial Awareness Workshop

This workshop looks at the true cost of living and what students need to earn to afford the lifestyle they want.

ThisisNamaste - Music performance and Q&A

Natasha Stewart is a Scottish solo artist going under the moniker "ThisisNamaste." Natasha has already toured as a backing singer for Rita Ora & Ella Eyre, and is now embarking on her own exciting solo journey. She also supported Ella Eyre on some of her tour dates earlier this year as well as releasing her debut album. Natasha is a University graduate and has had her own struggles with mental health so feels she is in the perfect position to be talking about careers, education & options after school as well as mental health. Please check a couple of their music videos below;

ThisisNamaste - Exactly What You Want (Official Music Video)

ThisIsNamaste - Not My Fault (Official Music Video)

Year 10 Employability Days letterYear 10 Employability Days letterYear 10 Employability Days letter