Y8 Bulletin 26.01.24


On Wednesday, we were privileged to welcome Alastair Campbell to talk to not only our Year 10 and A Level students but also our Student Parliament reps from each year group, about his political career, mental health and why it is so important for young people to have an opinion about what is happening in the world we are living in. He shared some insightful lessons about his life, his opinions on the current state of the world and the political landscape we are living in, particularly the issues facing the UK going into this election year. Alastair is a huge advocate for state schools and cares about the future of education in the UK which was clearly demonstrated with the enthusiasm he put into these talks to our students. During his visit, Alastair answered some very thought provoking questions from the students that included everything from his own mental health struggles, how he started out in media, politics across the world and what will happen in the election this year.

Please contact us with any queries or problems you may have. To get in touch with a member of staff from your child’s year group, you can: Send an email to KS3@waldegravesch.org Or you can contact the school via phone by calling: 02088943244 WALDEGRAVE SCHOOL Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH HOW TO CONTACT YEAR 8 HEAD OF YEAR AND TUTORS HEALTH AND WELLBEING Friday 26 January is London ‘Great Mental Health Day’. It is part of the Mayor Of London’s ThriveLDN campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners. More information can be found here: Great Mental Health Day - London. The ThriveLDN website includes some excellent resources, including Good Thinking’s ‘How to’ guides which cover topics like: Looking out for those around you; Five ways to good mental wellbeing; and Bereavement advice and support. Additionally, our partners at the Anna Freud Centre Schools Support Service are hosting a series of upcoming parent/carer webinars. If you would like to find out more about these webinars please click here to open the document containing further information.

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