On Thursday 31st, Hayle Academy Year 10 took part in a Global Values Drop Down Day. They spent the morning working with a team from the Brook Advisory service where they got the opportunity to discuss a range of different situations regarding relationships and sexual health.

They were able to discuss the issues surrounding teenage pregnancy, contraception, sexual health and the law.

In the afternoon sessions, they were joined by two members of Gamblers Anonymous. They came to share their stories of how they became addicted to gambling, the effects it has had on them personally and the warning signs of problem gambling. The number of children classed as having a gambling problem has quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years, and as a school we want to ensure our young people are fully informed of the facts surrounding this issue.

On Monday 4th November, Year 9 had a series of Global Values workshops that covered:

  • Drink and alcohol addiction
  • Personal safety/ Emergency Actions
  • County Lines
  • Gambling
  • Sexual Health

We were very fortunate to be joined by colleagues from YZup Youth Service, the Police and Brook Advisory service.

Throughout both days students demonstrated great enthusiasm and were a credit to the school!

For further information, please contact Miss R Wilson. The links below may also be of use:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46286945 – BBC Article on teen gambling

https://www.brook.org.uk/ – Brook Advisory Service

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines  – Information about county lines

https://www.npcc.police.uk/NPCCBusinessAreas/WeaponAttacksStaySafe.aspx – Staying safe in the event of an attack or emergency

https://www.addaction.org.uk/services/young-addaction-yzup -YZup young addiction advice