Fourteen of our Year 9 students were selected by the Heads of House to participate in this year’s Respect Project which is voluntarily run by The Essex Boys & Girls Club in Chelmsford.
The project started in September and was run over two initial activity days, the first of which was held at Skreens Park in Roxwell; these two days are a bit like the X-Factor boot camp - if you do well on the first day, you are picked to go through to the second day!
The second day was held at Stubbers Activity Centre in Upminster and eight students were invited back to progress with the initiative.
After the second activity day, three students, Nastascia Jenkins, Peta Davis and Kelly Andrews were selected to further progress on the course and are currently attending an eight week life skills course on a Monday evening; these sessions cover self-respect, personal challenges, relationship management, teamwork, leadership, communication skills and decision making. The project culminates with a week away in the Peak District for these students and they leave for the week away on 2 December.
We all hope that they have a really enjoyable week away and are looking forward to hearing all about it once they return to school on the 11 December.