Head of Sixth Form Autumn 7
Mr Wilding and I were thrilled to host the inaugural 'Heads of school' breakfast meeting this week for the Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Sixth Form leaders. This was the perfect opportunity for them to get together to compare and contrast their roles and discuss ideas for key school events and fundraising activities. It was enjoyable to meet and get to know each other over a pain au chocolat, and we look forward to the next meeting before Christmas.
“No Hate Speech” presentation to G9 by Arjun Clare, Year 13
Arjun Clare is a young ambassador for AYUDH, an International Youth movement dedicated to empowering young people. Arjun wanted to spread the message to G9 about his involvement within AYUDH and the “No Hate Speech” Movement. He explained that on July 22nd, 2011, 77 people were killed in a brutal attack at a youth camp in Utøya and Oslo, Norway. On the same day, 180 youths from across Europe were gathered for AYUDH’s 8th Annual European Youth Summit in Brombachtal, Germany. When they heard about the incident in Utøya, they were shocked and in deep sorrow for what had happened in Norway, yet realising that it could have been Germany, it could have been them.
Ever since this day, AYUDH has actively supported the No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe. Hate speech, as defined by the Council of Europe, covers all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance. Focusing narrowly on our differences often leads to hatred, violence and exclusion. Focusing broadly on our shared humanity can foster solidarity, compassion and peace. AYUDH is committed to exploring these issues through its partnership with the No Hate Speech Movement in Europe and its work towards advancing the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all and building effective, accountable institutions.
Autumn half term Grade Cards for all Sixth Form students will be posted today and should be received very soon. We wish you all a very restful break.