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WEEK 12 - Friday 3 December 2021

This week I had the pleasure of going to the theatre to see the play “Everybody is Talking about Jamie”. As a Performing Arts teacher myself, I went to see this based on its main purpose, to entertain. However I left really thinking about the impact of words on a student and the need for young people to be encouraged to be what they want to be.

For those that may not be aware of this musical, it is based on the true story of a 16-year-old schoolboy called Jamie Campbell. It looks at how he overcomes prejudice and bullying eventually becoming his dream job - a drag queen.

This fits in well with the topic in our assemblies, “It’s Not Banter”, in which we are educating the students about where we draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable language and the impact that so-called ‘banter’ can have on others.  For more information on this please click on the link here.  

We have also been exploring careers this week. Miss Lawes, our Careers Leader, has been providing our Year 7 students with advice on future pathways and this is discussed on the last Friday of each month during tutor time. I hope that this gives the students time to think about what career they may wish to go into and how they can achieve this. 

As we get closer to Christmas we are focusing on ensuring both staff and students stay safe and I therefore urge parents to speak to their children about the importance of not only wearing their masks within the school building but also wearing it appropriately, covering their nose and mouth.

Thankyou for your support. If you have any concerns or queries please get in touch; hoyyear7@hessleacademy.com.

Take care,

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 7

Mrs Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 7