Both Year 12 and Year 13 Geography classes were given a talk today by Alison Jeardley from the Borehamwood Town Council. As part of the council’s work on the upcoming Elstree and Borehamwood Neighbourhood Plan, the views of the (young) local community is a big part of the research. Alison ran a focus group with each Geography A level classes and gave a presentation about town planning, looking at the what planning is, the national and local planning frameworks, roles and responsibilities and how local people can influence what happens in their area.
On Sunday 21st November a number of Sixth Form students participated in the annual AJEX ceremony. The parade started at 13.30 at the Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. The students held a banner identifying the school and marched in honour and memory of all Jewish men and women who have served this country, and of the victims of the Holocaust. The parade also serves as an important reminder of the extraordinary service given to this country by British Jews since the 1750s and we are proud that Yavneh College students were a part of this event.
The SID theme this year is ‘Safer Internet Day: Together for a better internet’, encouraging everyone to think about identity online, looking at how the internet shapes how we think of ourselves and others.
To celebrate SID at Yavneh College, we ran a lunchtime SID stall and a range of activities in form time during the week, each selected from the huge bank of resources from the SID Centre (www.saferinternetday.org).
Safer Internet Day Stall
The sixth form computing prefects worked with year 10 volunteers and Mrs Alani, to run a lunchtime SID stall. Learners and staff participated in engaging games and activities for a chance to win a prize in the draw. The main attraction was the ‘SID tweet frame’, in which learners and staff could pose with their SID message to complete the phrase ‘let’s create an Internet where everyone is #free to be…’
Year 7 and 8 form time
Learners watched the video from BBC Own it, which is all about owning your online identity and doing the things you love to do online, then designed speech bubbles with emojis or phrases around the them, ‘free to be me’ online.
Year 9 and 10 form time
Learners each completed an online identity snapshot and engaged in discussions on key questions such as impressions and assumptions derived from a user’s online identity.
Year 11 form time
During the session, learners were encouraged to think about how the authenticity of our online accounts is measured on our identities, and whether this has an impact on our ability to curate, adopt and change our identities.