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03/08/22

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Welcome Ed! FUEL camp is free for children in Kingston and Richmond who are in receipt of free school meals https://t.co/DyuSoEorqC https://t.co/PPO7ZhGtES

01/08/22

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How far Girls and woman have come our . have changed WOMANS FOOTBALL FOREVER 🏆⚽️🤩 If you have a daughter, niece, granddaughter, pupil, and girl with dreams then sign them up at https://t.co/OpywKL1xKA

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29/07/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

We're offering a free webinar to all students who will be transitioning from sixth form or college to university this autumn. Find out what to expect in this period of transition, as well as strategies for students to manage their own wellbeing. https://t.co/SGtApTLitW https://t.co/qPqpJm4sY0

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23/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond Council

We are hosting a pop-up event from 4-7pm on Monday 25 July with and for . Everyone is welcome, particularly parents, guardians and teachers. ℹ️ https://t.co/rSHmnw9iDU https://t.co/c2MEYTyqdS

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21/07/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Parents and carers can learn strategies for supporting their child with anxiety before exam results day in one of our free webinars: https://t.co/8s91P2oOYR https://t.co/OQdliXbXMA

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20/07/22

We love nothing more than losing ourselves in a good book! 📖 Over the summer we challenge you to read as many books as possible & even try a new genre or author. Check out https://t.co/AZGHDA3tTl for tips & reading lists to suit all ages https://t.co/blAa6Rquf0

19/07/22

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, if your child is feeling anxious about the move from primary to secondary school, 's may help: https://t.co/vJDP9U5oUD.

19/07/22

Retweetd From Gareth Roberts

The tragedy at Taggs Island underlines how dangerous the river can be. The council & partners can only do so much but preventative measures, like fences at Teddington Bridge, have been torn down Parents need to treat this as seriously as drugs and knives and warn their children

19/07/22

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Please do not go in the river. To all young people, in particular, we urge you to be the person in your group of friends who says no and reminds others about the dangers.

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14/07/22

Extremely generous book donation from & to our library as part of our commitment to diversify our A Level curriculum. Incredible range of young adult & literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry, all from BAME writers and thinkers 🙏 https://t.co/KapJKaDomE

13/07/22

We are so proud to have achieved this and of the wonderful students who participated. https://t.co/jdx6GdhTkI

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13/07/22

Retweetd From World Class Schools Quality Mark

We were delighted to award WCSQM reaccreditation to the World Class students last week - very well deserved https://t.co/TcS4RqgOqA https://t.co/Pjngs4WqHo

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11/07/22

Y7 maths students studying Probability were tasked with putting events on a washing line to describe how likely they are to occur. They had a great time discussing the different events. https://t.co/MejtIFtDYj

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11/07/22

Thank you to who came into school today to tell students about the FREE action-packed 6 weeks of sports, arts, music, fun, educational and developmental based activities available to young people aged 9 to 19. Book your place at: https://t.co/M5Qt7FKfdP https://t.co/dQM5UrvSxN

08/07/22

Retweetd From Jon Whittingham

Congratulations to all your girls from across both teams who took part today - played some great football across the tournament & with an excellent spirit

08/07/22

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Congratulations to all the girls who took part - excellent representatives for their school & in the way they played across the competition

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08/07/22

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Popular social media app Snapchat has been in the headlines recently. Take a look at our shareable graphic, highlighting the key features of the the app, the risks involved and our tips for keeping young people safe. Download the resource here👉 https://t.co/Jcd1t8jMG6 https://t.co/FMVmNZ3aQN

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08/07/22

Retweetd From Barnet Panthers

Fab celebration girls schools tournament in collaboration w Thanks to all the schools who came down Well done to one of our Barnet partner schools Mill Hill County for getting to the semi-final Congrats to for winning the final 🙌🏾🙌🏻 https://t.co/got1Q1OZ67

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08/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond SSP

Well done to for winning the girls euros competition today ! Brilliant! https://t.co/2bBKbFOVcu

08/07/22

Retweetd From Brentford FC CST

Congratulations to the girls on a fantastic tournament! 👏🐝 https://t.co/apszVnZl6b

Are students more engaged in learning using technology?

 

   Are students more engaged in learning using technology? 

Written by Yasemin A




 

  Almost all educational institutions are now using forms of technology and the internet to support learning, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been many mixed opinions on the topic of virtual learning but what are the real benefits and harms of using plenty of technology in young people’s standard lives? 

 

  According to a recent UK study, 56% of students were noticeably more interested in learning when the internet or technology was used. 98% of all schools have access to computers. 58% of schools provided a personal laptop to students. Although this may seem like a huge advance in education, there are many dangers to excessive computer/laptop use in schools. 

 

  The average UK school provides access to a computer or laptop for students, typically in a library or a computing room. A single computer radiates at least 400 THz of electromagnetic radiation. Considering there would be at least 30 in one IT classroom, 12,000 THz would be emitted into one classroom. This is a great amount of radiation that young people are subjected to and the future effects are still unknown. 

 

  Medical board certified paediatrician, Jennifer Cross, MD, who is also a professor at Cornell Medical School has studied screen time and radiation effects on the paediatric brain and has found that children who were over exposed to radiation and mobile devices performed worse on reading tests in school compared to ones with limited screen time and spent more time having verbal conversations with their friends and family. She advised parents of 2-5 year old children to limit their child’s screen time to only one hour of educational, quality content and for 6-12 year olds she advised to keep them off of social media and make sure they still have balanced and healthy offline lives along with online. Overall, she advised to generally make sure that developing children spend lesser and lesser amounts of time surrounded by radiation from mobile devices since it could potentially be a threat to development. Although it is only potentially, the fact that we do not know any of the future side effects is the most terrifying realisation. 

 

  Leora Lawton from University of California, Berkeley believes excessive exposure to radiation emitted from technological devices as a developing child or teen could increase the risk of depression, shorter attention spans and addiction - substance addictions and mobile device addictions. Both of these addictions, though very different, lead to serious mental illness that could last a lifetime. 

 

  But perhaps the various benefits outweigh the negatives - at least the negatives of using technology for educational purposes in schools. Mrs Green, Head of ICT at Waldegrave School, believes that it is worth the risk to use technology in schools because of its various benefits and contributions. For example, it is extremely important to have experience using ICT because every single job young people will do in the future, that job will involve technology and “the more you’re exposed to it, the more confident and comfortable you will become”. She also thinks it is fair and important that every pupil has access to the same material through the virtual learning environment at Waldegrave. 


 

  Furthermore, Mr Isted, Deputy Head of Waldegrave School who introduced Google suite to the school, has seen a very positive change in learning engagement and confidence since introducing the tool to the staff and students. He believes it has solved many issues in the school such as communication with teachers and access to learning being completely cut off when a student was not present in school but after the introduction of Google, students can learn independently from home and get support from teachers and faculty. Especially for Y11s and Y13s on study leave, the virtual learning environment Waldegrave has created would benefit them tremendously and improve the outcomes of their exams. 



  A Year 9 student who stayed off  school for a week due to COVID thinks that the virtual education resources saved them from falling behind. They felt more organised with all their work together on their Google Drive and easy to access/find. However, they also think education should never fully be converted to online because having an equal balance of virtual and in person education is the best for success in learning and mental health of students. 

 

    Ultimately, there are clear reasons to limit and monitor screen time but the benefits are hard to live without so we should make sure our health is not majorly affected by technology but continue to make the most of the convenient benefits they create, especially in a school/learning environment.