Head of College Update:
Firstly, I hope that you had a fantastic half-term break last week. Whatever you did, I hope that those activities provided a suitable and substantial distraction from College or work and that you had the opportunity to recharge your biological batteries.
I cannot let this week pass without commenting on all of the wonderful activities that I have seen this week at New Bridge College. All students (and staff) have given 100% effort and I cannot commend your hard work enough, well done all and thank you.
Whatever you have planned for over the weekend, I’m wishing it brings you much joy and happiness. I’ve heard that the sun is going to shine this weekend, so please do enjoy a little bit of Springtime.
See you on Monday morning… ready to ‘go again’!
World Book Day Update:
To celebrate World Book Day, students and staff at New Bridge College have taken part in an array of activities this week. We had some wonderful entries to our fancy dress competition and were paid visits by famous faces such as Darth Vader and Harry Potter.
Lots of students enjoyed taking a trip to Waterstones to spend their World Book Day vouchers – they even made it onto the Waterstones Oldham Twitter!
During form time, students participated in a quiz in which they had to recall the titles of famous book-to-film adaptations and award winning books. There was a tie breaker question which was to guess Mrs Farrell’s favourite book.
She was quite dismayed to hear that many of our students guessed The Dictionary!
Throughout the day on Thursday, we had three “Drop Everything and Read” sessions which provided us all with the opportunity to just switch off and read or listen to something we enjoyed. Lastly, there was a book cover hunt organised around the college, where the students had to read a clue and find the cover of the book that went with it. This definitely brought out the competitive nature of many of our students (and some of our staff!). To round the World Book Day celebrations off, we all enjoyed a much-deserved slice of cake.
Mrs Farrell would like to say a huge thank you to all students and staff that participated in the World Book Day celebrations. The benefits and pleasures that reading can offer are countless. As put simply but perfectly by Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
This week in PSHE, our students have been working on the outcome ‘Understand how media stereotypes or manipulated images adversely affect body image and self-esteem’. The students got into some very passionate and enthusiastic discussions. At the start of our lessons, we mind mapped the students’ knowledge and understanding of the topic. We completed a worksheet about body image which students had to label with the stereotypes. We then went on to discuss further about body image and the effects it has on self-esteem. Next week we will continue with this outcome. I am going to leave you with some pictures from PSHE of our lovely digital group.