SMSC Day Is An All-Action Affair
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Stockport Academy had another busy SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural) Day, with students having plenty of opportunities to broaden their horizons beyond the classroom.
Years 7-10 spent the day off-timetable, with many external agencies coming in to deliver workshops on a wide range of topics.
In Year 7, students were visited by local theatre group Footlights, who delivered a production based around the theme of hate crimes. They also spent time with the Youth Offenders Service, who had put together a workshop on crime prevention. Elsewhere, Ms Lalmohamed and Ms Land taught students about organ donation, with students roleplaying as patients and doctors and designing posters to encourage people to sign up as organ donors.
Year 8 spent some time outside with Mr Taylor to work on a number of teambuilding exercises. They also learned about the dangers of gambling online with Mr Morrissey and MOSAIC gave students the chance to wear ‘drunk goggles’ to experience the effects of alcohol abuse.
Students in Year 9 spent the day working with ‘My Perfect Uni’, which involved discussing what makes an ideal student at university, designing their own university campus and other activities linked towards familiarising themselves with the possibility of going on to further education.
Finally, Year 10’s activities focused on future career paths, with the fantastic ‘Medical Mavericks’ giving students a real hands-on insight into life as a medical professional, while they also discussed Student Life and their long-term aspirations with ‘Made Light House Training’, all of which was generously funded by Greater Manchester Higher.
SMSC Co-ordinator Mrs Nicholls said: “We had an absolutely brilliant day and it was great to see our students participating in so many new experiences and really getting involved in activities and subjects outside of their usual comfort zones.
“Thank you to everyone who helped to deliver the sessions, which make such a fantastic impact across the school.”