Burnt Mill Academy: Respect and positive mental health on timetable
Burnt Mill Academy / Wed 4th May 2022 at 10:12am
A DAY away from the school timetable helped students to develop into responsible young adults.
Students in Year 7 to Year 10 at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, took part in a drop-down day as part of their personal, social, health and economic education.
Drop-down days take students away from the usual timetable to indulge in activities or topics giving a wider educational experience.
The day focused on respect, health lifestyles and positive mental health, with sessions giving students an opportunity to explore and discuss the topics.
As part of the work, they looked into the dangers of vaping and worked out how many sugar cubes are in various drinks, as well as producing a video on respect and what it meant to them.
Vice principal Rachel Braniff said: “These days are crucial to the education of the students at Burnt Mill Academy. We not only have a responsibility to provide them with great lessons, but we also have to create the lessons that create the responsible young adults that they will become.”
“The dangers of vaping!” Oh no. Someone wanting to quit smoking should be concerned about the four ingredients inside of a vaporiser? Heaven forbid that PG/VG/Nictoine and a little flavouring is considered “dangerous”. Look, I can speak clearly here - since, there are thousands, literally thousands of individual chemicals in varying amounts - in a cigarette. However in an e-cigarette, there is general only three or four elements. The only harmful element in a four part liquid is the nicotine, if there is no nicotine then the liquid is harmless. Heck, it’s nothing more than a low-temperature evaporating fluid, designed to be “misted” as a carrier for the flavour and nicotine, should either be present. Teaching kids that something like this is harmful, is in itself - harmful. Since, the NHS recommends them to people who want to quit smoking. This sounds like a plot by big tobacco companies to further indoctrinate people into believing anything “alternative” is bad. Shame on the education sector for allowing it...
I meant “nicotine” - but my phone insisted on changing the spelling...