As educators, are we inadvertently ensuring that the playing field is not yet level? Are we still unfairly “picking teams on the playground, whatever the game might be”? And what more can your school do to ensure sport is inclusive for all?
In March Childline launched a new campaign called ‘Tough to Talk’, backed by Wayne Rooney. The aim is to encourage boys to seek help for issues and problems. In 2015/16, Childline provided six times more counselling sessions about suicidal thoughts and feelings to girls than for boys. But the suicide rate for 10–19 year-old boys was 4.4 that year, almost 2.5 times that for girls.
If your school celebrates and values Learning Outside the Classroom and this is part of your Vision for a quality education – why not look at the LOtC Awards. At St. John’s Catholic School we are very proud of achieving Silver Status for Learning Outside the Classroom and we are currently working towards Gold.