February 2021

You will hopefully have heard the fantastic news that Dr Alex George has been made Youth Mental Health Ambassador for the Government. You may remember Dr Alex from ITV Love Island however, he has been a practising doctor for several years. Dr Alex was unfortunately struck by the traumatic experience of his brother Llyr, aged 19 years, taking his own life in 2020 and has since promoted the need for more support regarding young people and their mental health needs, along with general physical health. You can follow him on Instagram @dralexgeorge #mentalhealthmatters. I am sure he will be posting lots of positive mental health information, advice, and guidance soon, so get following him! 

Mrs Seedall

Coronavirus Updates for Parents

 

Transport to school

Latest School Transport Policy and Guidance from Lancashire County Council can be found here.

 

Dying for a Dip

We and the North West Fire Service are asking you to talk to your children about the dangers of open water swimming. Unfortunately, during the last spell of good weather the Fire Service had to deal with teenagers swimming in a local quarry. Luckily, there were no fatalities on this occasion. Drowning is the third most common cause of death amongst teenagers. Many young people do not appreciate the dangers of the rubbish that often lies unseen under the water, untreated water causing diseases and freezing temperatures just underneath the surface. Despite the weather being hot & sunny for many days, or even weeks, this only warms the top few inches of water. Under this the temperature is cold enough to cause the body to enter shock conditions. Unfortunately, any of these dangers often prove fatal. We will be sending out a PSHE presentation on this topic to students and would like you to reinforce this important message please.

Thank you.

Carolyne Warburton PSHE Coordinator