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Anxiety is not just feeling shy, it’s bigger and more complex than that, and it’s also a totally normal feeling of fear or panic. When humans face stressful situations it can trigger our ‘gut feeling’, the in-built body alarm bell we have, which tells us when we don’t feel right about something, and we need to deal with it. Anxiety can kick start our ‘fight or flight’ response, which make us feel more alert, stops us thinking about other things, and even pumps more blood to our legs to help us…

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Self-harming is difficult to talk about but very common, it’s when you hurt yourself on purpose. Usually it’s because something else feels wrong, it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. Self-harming is a symptom of another problem. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a coping mechanism to deal with difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations. DISCOVER: Signs of depression in children Some people have described self-harm to express something that is hard to put into words, to change emotional pain into…

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Depression isn’t just for adults, and it isn’t just being ‘a bit sad’. We all feel a bit down sometimes, but if these emotions and ‘feeling low’ last a long time or affect your child’s daily life, then they may have depression. READ MORE: Who is our Mental Health Lead in school? Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or loss of appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Spotting…

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We support Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and while prioritising mental health is more than just a week, it really is all year round and for the rest of your life, MHAW is a great way to kick-start the conversation again. Your mental health is a number one priority, it’s as important as your physical health, which is why here at RGS we have Helen Britten. Mrs Britten is our Assistant Principal responsible for Personal Development, Welfare, Behaviour and Attitudes. This role…

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Congratulations to Miss Moore on being nominated and shortlisted for the University of Bath Teachers’ Awards 2021.  The nomination is one of three that was shortlisted for the Never Alone Award and is in recognition of exceptional pastoral care and wellbeing support. The student who nominated Miss Moore for the Teachers’ Awards said: “Miss Moore’s pastoral care for each and every student was outstanding; she would drop everything including lunches, breaks and unpaid time to help a student in need! Even replying…

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In Term 2 students were asked, as part of Antarctica Day, to create a flag which represents the region. There were a number of really good flags submitted but one was chosen as it really clearly met the brief. The winning flag by Saniya Nair was taken to Antarctica by a group of research scientists to be flown. The Flag was held up next to A68A the largest remaining part of the iceberg that broke away from the Larsen C ice…

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Click here to find out more about the GCSE Option subjects available this year.

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You’re at such a cross roads in your academic life, making decisions can be difficult. To help, we’ve spoken to our students and teachers, who know all there is to know about studying the International Baccalaureate, and here are their 11 reasons to go on your ‘pros’ list. 1. It puts you through your paces The International Baccalaureate is a powerful and purposeful choice. You are choosing to commit and work hard to create and maintain skills that…

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To celebrate inspirational black people and their achievements The Thinking Schools Trust (TSAT) launched its first ever Black History Month art competition. Talented students from all year groups across our Trust jumped at the chance to flex their creative muscles and submissions quickly rolled in; we were overwhelmed with so many fantastic and imaginative entries! After time to ponder some difficult decisions were made, the judging panel chose 3 overall winners and 2 of those were students at RGS. First Place: …

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ProjectVoice2020 was born in lockdown, and was completed and shared online. The aim of the project is to raise awareness for the positive effect music (and in particular, singing), can have on mental health and to support further funding to incorporate music and singing into therapeutic interventions. The project is in partnership with YoungMinds. Please see the link below for the full story: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10164874143150554&id=776920553&sfnsn=scwspwa The video is best watched on a mobile device, full screen and headphones (where possible) to…