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Students Embrace the Values of Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development

Our first SMSC Day for this academic year proved a huge success among our Year 10 students when they spent the whole day off from their normal timetable so as to take part in a number of activities aimed at developing their awareness of issues related to their Spiritual Moral Social Cultural Development.

We were delighted to welcome Mrs Sharera Patel who spoke to students about Gender Equality in Islam. In her presentation she explored issues around faith and culture and how people perceive both positive and negative images of Islam as featured in the media. She also presented teachings from the Qur’an on equality for women and how males and females should behave and show respect towards one another.

We were also pleased to welcome Cyber Crime Prevention Officers from West Yorkshire Police.  In the presentation students were informed of dangers to be found online and how to keep themselves safe from fraud by identifying potential scams and how to deal with them. 

First-Aid, led by Mrs Greenwood and Miss Walsh, both PE teachers at the Academy, proved hugely popular among students as they were able to learn vital life-saving skills such as the recovery position, CPR and the Heimlich manoeuvre (performed if someone is choking from an object obstructing their airway). Through the session students were able to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to help them cope in an emergency.

We are extremely grateful to our staff and external visitors for delivering a series of brilliant sessions for our students, which have greatly enhanced their knowledge and personal development.   We are looking forward to hosting further sessions in 2022 for our students in Year’s 10 and 11.