Safer Internet Day February 11th 2020

It is Safer Internet Day today. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. We’d be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the… Read more »


CLASS Blog 2: Understanding Sikhism

Year 11 CLASS has been all about providing knowledge, understanding and discussion for students of the stories behind the headlines. Mrs Malcolm and the CLASS Team explore more. How has the world’s understanding of Islam, for better or worse, changed since September 11th 2001? What is the story of Afghanistan prior to the Taliban’s prominence… Read more »


CLASS Blog: Life Changing Decisions

Who should make life changing decisions – doctors or parents? For her first CLASS Blog, Mrs Malcolm explores ethics in modern medicine. You may have heard about a little boy called Charlie Gard, who was born in August 2016. He was quite healthy at birth, and then his parents noticed that his health and his… Read more »


Changing Things: Year 10 RS Speeches

Students in Year 10 Religious Studies have been writing speeches about something they would like to see changed. Mrs Malcom, RS Teacher, explains: “A lot of our speeches have been about cases of injustice (Saudi Arabian women not being legally able to drive, for example) and others have been about environmental issues. One such speech… Read more »


The Gideons Visit RS

Every year, Year 7 students have the pleasure of meeting our local Gideons group in their Religious Studies lesson and receive the gift of a Bible. Gideons International began in 1899 in the USA and sailed across to our shores in 1949. To date they have placed 2 billion Bibles in 200 countries! Last term they… Read more »


Studying Buddhism in Year 8

On Monday 16th November the Religious Studies department were delighted to welcome our visiting Buddhist, James Cormack, to Year 8 classes during their study of Buddhism. James is from the Nichiren strand of Buddhism which places emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching: The Lotus Sutra. This year James brought his son, Tom, and fellow Buddhist Michelle…. Read more »