Sep 192016

Pressures of modern living include family breakdown, 24 hour social networking, physical and cyber bullying, sexual, school and exam pressures!

Did you know that 10% of children and young people in Britain have a diagnosable mental health condition?

1 in 10 young people deliberately self-harm and 300,000 young people have an anxiety disorder!

Most do not receive appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age to prevent further incidence. Poor mental health for young people has serious implication for later life affecting wellbeing and the ability to work and earn as adults.

Reading Well is a collection of 35 books which have all been chosen by young people and health experts. They contain information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress, or experiences such as bullying.

They are funded nationally by the Arts Council and the Wellcome Trust and locally by North Somerset Library Service and North Somerset Clinical Commissioning group. Books can be recommended or “prescribed” by health professionals and school staff; they are also available for you to browse and borrow.

Reading Well books can help you cope with the pressures of life, boost your confidence and help you with difficult feelings and experiences.

The Reading Well books are located in the Learning Resources Centre and a member of the library staff will be more than happy to help find the right book. You can also speak to other adults such as your Tutor, Year Leader, a Learning Mentor, an Anti-bullying Champion or the School Nurse if you are feeling anxious or have any issues you need help or advice with.

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May 192016

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Back again for the Summer Term! This year we are reading: “Smart” by Kim Slater.

This title is suitable for all ages and abilities; Students, Staff and Parents alike.

Our aim is to get as many people as possible in our school community reading, sharing and discussing their thoughts and opinions, both at College and on Twitter.

If you want to take part, borrow a copy from the LRC or the public library and share the story with friends, students and staff can join in the discussion by coming along to our book group, lunchtimes in the LRC or tweet your thoughts with #Broadoakbigread.

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Apr 012016

In Term 5 we are running a reading challenge for year 7 students. Each of the six tutor groups will compete to win the trophy and top prize for the most reading throughout the term. The competition has a sporting theme and contains two different reading challenges, a track event and a field event. the track event is a reading race and the field event contains five online reading tasks about current sporting heroes.

The winning team will win a movie night in the LRC with popcorn and sweets and there will also be a small prize for the group with the most participants – so everyone should try to take part.

The winning group will be announced at the beginning of term 6.

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