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19/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, here are four things you can do. https://t.co/1aDCCerAx9

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15/01/21

Retweetd From Richmond Borough Mind

RB Mind’s Helpline offers a confidential listening service for anyone over 18 living in Richmond. We offer a safe place where you can speak to someone who will listen, offer you support and guide you to further help if needed. Find all the details at https://t.co/TpVj09PVGT https://t.co/Yg1GMrufUk

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15/01/21

Retweetd From Safer Schools

has released significant privacy updates for it's younger users, but will they work❓Find out in our new article - available here 👉 https://t.co/Uq2VQZg1ag https://t.co/HLgmRtHYjk

14/01/21

Retweetd From Victoria Derbyshire

From today, those experiencing domestic abuse will be able to go into a Boots or indie chemist & seek help. If they say the codeword ‘ANI’ they’ll be taken to a private room & asked if they want to call 999 or domestic abuse helpline. ANI stands for Action Needed Immediately

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14/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Services that can help you get through lockdown if you need support. https://t.co/xGn4FjlEHM

13/01/21

We have a session set up with a survivor, in collaboration with the lovely people at Richmond Synagogue, so they can share their experiences with our students https://t.co/NV4z2VMTmf

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12/01/21

Retweetd From The Brilliant Club

The pupils launching onto today with will experience university-style learning and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to go on to, and excel at, highly-selective universities. See what some pupils will be studying below! https://t.co/x11Ev8UscT

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11/01/21

Retweetd From Kingston Hospital

Are you struggling or finding things difficult during lockdown? Reach out to where you can find support, advice or just someone to talk to. It’s a free, anonymous 👥 online service and there for you when you need it 💻. 👉Get in touch https://t.co/dcsoAacDfp https://t.co/9MN3OLwpMG

07/01/21

Retweetd From KRSCP

Kooth is offering support in Kingston and Richmond: find out more https://t.co/VXhL2I56Zr

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07/01/21

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Want to improve your wellbeing? Do it ! The project combines creative activity, light touch art therapy and positive psychology to enhance mood and improve emotional wellbeing. NO NEED TO BE GOOD AT ART! Email julia-arts.org for bookings and information https://t.co/z71H049Wyi

07/01/21

Thank you. This is so kind 😊 https://t.co/UqkbxfFbLG

07/01/21

Retweetd From Julie Penna

I’d like to praise and for the provision of work, their incredible support and for all of their hard work not only during the pandemic, but always.

06/01/21

Retweetd From Matt Haig

Hollie McNish had a good point over on Instagram. That if you or your kids are stressed by the idea of 'lockdown' and 'isolation' reframe the concept as 'hibernation' which makes it sound more fun and squirrelish.

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06/01/21

Retweetd From Thrive LDN

Young Londoners, if you need support there are people and services who are ready to help: 💻 - support for under 25s 🖱️ - digital wellbeing tools 📲 - text YM to 85258 📞 - call 0800 1111 Remember, we'll get through this together. https://t.co/1C4a1m2UMO

06/01/21

Retweetd From Munira Wilson MP

*CALLING ALL HEALTH & CARE STAFF* 📢 I'm very concerned about the mental health of health & care staff working on the frontline. I'm hearing that many are feeling exhausted & burnt out, particularly as hospitals become overwhelmed. I want to hear from you 👂 (1/2)

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06/01/21

Retweetd From Kingston & Richmond Youth Council

What are you taking up for ? What targets have you set for yourself? Here’s one idea.. Start reading again (We know it’s been a while😂) Young people: you could start reading around your subjects and figuring out your interests for the future!📚📚 https://t.co/6FLGHOcrl1

06/01/21

Retweetd From Colin Tucker CMgr FCMI

Just found out that Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can be accessed via and consoles. So remote learning can be accessed via these platforms. Spread the word! Makes access to resources even easier!

05/01/21

Retweetd From Matt Haig

Get up. Get a routine. Get outside when you can. Move more. Focus on the day in front of you. (Not the month or year.) Don't live inside hypothetical catastrophes. Focus on what you can control. Even if it is your breathing. Don't beat yourself up for not baking banana bread.

05/01/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

It’s okay to feel how you’re feeling right now. If you’re feeling worried, sad, frustrated or anything else about being in another lockdown, they’re all normal emotional responses to what’s happening. Be gentle with yourself. Text YM to 85258 for free mental health support.

Art

The Waldegrave Art Department is a lively and exciting place. Students value the creative outlet and freedom that Art at Waldegrave allows, as well as appreciating our fantastic resources which enable them to realise ambitious and sophisticated artworks.

Art occupies a unique position in the school curriculum, providing students with the practical and conceptual skills to go on highly rewarding and creative personal journeys. A special language of self-expression and communication, it combines the intuitive, intellectual and emotional faculties.  Teaching students to think and act critically and creatively is central to our aims, as is fostering a sense of excitement and possibility, and facilitating works which students create with a sense of pride and achievement.  

In Years 7-9, pupils undertake two thematic projects each year. Each project is designed to provide an engaging stimulus for pupils to develop their practical skills.  A knowledge of art across a broad spectrum provides stimulus for pupils, inspiration being found in both contemporary and historical forms.

At GCSE, projects are teacher-led initially, becoming pupil-directed later. Pupils work through a process of recording information, developing a theme, experimenting with materials which results in a personal response where they use their own choice of media.  All of these processes are underpinned by contextual research.

At A level we offer both Art and Photography. Each year several students choose to undertake art-related further education and gain places on highly competitive art foundation and art and photography degree courses, as well as on art history and architecture courses.Visits to London and local art galleries and industry practitioner workshops inspire students throughout the year.

Not only do students students develop self discipline, resilience and self worth, the subject offers many transferable skills such as time management, working within a team, problem solving and idea development, all of which can be applied within many future career opportunities.

Art occupies a prominent place in the life of Waldegrave. Each year the Art and Photography Exhibition occupies public spaces within the school, celebrating students’ work outside the department. Other exhibitions and art competitions throughout the year create additional exciting platforms for our students to further enrich their experience.                    

Art Learning Plan