Wellbeing Matters 2022

Middle School As the pupils grow older, the scale of the Dulwich campus gives them the space, both literally and metaphorically, to grow up – room to kick a ball around on the Tank Fields, chat to friends in a Cloister or watch cricket from the Clump. Environments matter and the majestic settings of the Barry Buildings and The Laboratory are a great inspiration in all weathers!

The larger campus also allows the pupils to find niches within which to develop friendships and hone skills. For many pupils, their time in the Music School, Library, Theatre, PE Centre and Archive are as formative as their principal lessons, and with a large school there is an easy overlap between these many worlds. Pupils are also helped to become more independent and mature through their working relationships with staff.

the Middle School they will be educated about healthy relationships, consent and communication, sexual health and contraception, sexting, pornography, internet safety, emotional and physical health, positive masculinity, and drugs and alcohol awareness. Pupils progress through the school with lessons about campaigning, equipping them to engage with their local and global communities to effect change in a positive way, while engaging with difficult topics such as racism, immigration and gender equality along the way. They are taught the skills of mindfulness and readaxation, and self-care approaches and resources to aid concentration for examinations as part of their toolkit for good mental health.

We know that adolescence is a difficult time for many young people who are simultaneously coping with hormone, body and brain changes whilst establishing a personal identity, engaging in a multitude of co-curricular activities and preparing for their first public examinations. Our Wellbeing Programme for the Middle School is designed specifically to meet the needs of the pupils at this time of their lives. As they enter the Middle School, pupils learn about what it means to be a digital citizen and make healthy, informed choices about their on-line activity. Throughout


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