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02/12/22

Retweetd From KRSCP

What can you do locally in your settings to promote safety for women and girls between now and 10 December for 16 Days of Activism? You can see what some London boroughs are doing here: https://t.co/htqgrx2CLW

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30/11/22

Once again it was busy in the kitchen as the Great Waldegrave Bake Off continues. The Y9 winners this week are Yasmin, Abi and Ellie! Congrats 👏🏻 Next to rise to the challenge will be Y8: Ready, Set, Bake! 🎂 https://t.co/YeNJ7ltAMC

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29/11/22

Thinking about training to be a teacher? Join the Waldegrave Training Alliance! https://t.co/NFiVAQ0COI

28/11/22

Retweetd From KRSCP

The 16 Days of Activism serve as a call to action and a reminder that the most prevalent type of human rights abuse in the world is violence against women and girls https://t.co/r3hJKDXmdU

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28/11/22

Retweetd From WEP Richmond

Show solidarity on final day of International Movement for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Girls by joining White Ribbon Torch Walk, Teddington Dec 10 4.30 @ Landmark Arts Centre. Show those suffering they are not alone. https://t.co/6lwdODjXh4

28/11/22

Retweetd From KRSCP

If all men and boys committed to the White Ribbon qualitites, women and girls would feel supported and be free to thrive. ALLY CARING EMPATHETIC COURAGEOUS GENTLE RESILIENT RELIABLE HOPEFUL PRINCIPLED REFLECTIVE SUPPORTIVE

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1596864365319573511

27/11/22

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Check out our updated advice and guidance about TikTok including new feature TikTok NOW: https://t.co/Ix3KowTixQ https://t.co/XiAnLG3aNq

25/11/22

Today is the start of 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence. This is a good reminder why the campaign exists https://t.co/MduqWdksCl

25/11/22

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Free for children and young people who qualify for benefits related free school meals! Grab your place now ! https://t.co/jZ2xWwZZyL

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1595813375010869252

24/11/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Parental conflict post separation can feel hugely stressful. No Kids in the Middle group therapy can help. Sessions are being offered to families in London in 2023. Find out more https://t.co/mciWRHwRCO https://t.co/PHJT5YL7Gi

24/11/22

Retweetd From DSM Foundation

We're SO excited Fiona's new book for parents is coming so soon! We know how much it's needed, and we know it will be such a help to anyone parenting through those (sometimes) tricky teenage years https://t.co/AFW2cbAU2N

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1595437743001243649

23/11/22

A huge thank you to for giving ten of our selected Waldegrave rugby players an amazing training session last Friday. Not only that, but they got to meet the and have a Q&A session with them. 🏉#womeninrugby https://t.co/CavFh09mS9

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1594769071484059649

21/11/22

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Join a White Ribbon Torch Walk taking next month, to make a stand against violence against women and girls. You can take part without registering so grab a torch, join us, show solidarity, and raise awareness. 📅 Sat 10 December 🕔 4.30pm 📍 Centre, Teddington https://t.co/7CDhKWlbpF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1593681772461498368

18/11/22

Retweetd From Robin Brown

Please come and show solidarity with the council and local groups working to combat violence against women and girls. White Ribbon Torch Walk Saturday 10th December in Teddington. https://t.co/UOtedNsdjF

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1593654275036495872

18/11/22

The Y10 Great Waldegrave Bake Off has come to an end and the results are in! The winning cake and our star bakers of the round goes to Paige, Phoebe & Gracie! In 2nd place was India & Jay and 3rd went to Emily & Ava. All bakers did a fantastic job, well done! https://t.co/i4KGQ0ShrB

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1593260320755052546

17/11/22

Wow - a jampacked University & Careers Insight day for Y12s! First lectures from , then speed networking with 20 professionals followed by LinkedIn workshop to create a professional profile. 🙏🙏to all who took part https://t.co/bsciO5pZgv

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1593207765698506752

17/11/22

Congratulations to our Y7/8 football team who won both their matches⁩ 6-0 this week against ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩. Their teamwork & sportsmanship was impressive - they are yet to concede any goals! Well done! https://t.co/9k9i9nFQVs

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1592613027039576064

15/11/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Following a separation, it is important to protect the relationship children have with both parents. No Kids in the Middle group therapy can help. Places are free or heavily subsidised. London-based families can apply here: https://t.co/qcP0BFBnWK https://t.co/bbds4ak8IX

11/11/22

To commemorate Remembrance Day we reflected on sacrifices made in war & conflict followed by a live rendition of The Last Post & one minute silence. View the performances of The Last Post & A Flower Remembered: https://t.co/2oz4Va1Z6q and https://t.co/9KrfG7opiU

10/11/22

Retweetd From Imperial College London Outreach

Applications are open for our Year 10 & 12 STEM Futures programmes for students of Black heritage. Interested in STEM?! Find out more and apply here: https://t.co/9x65SOVreE Yr.10 apply by 6 Dec! Yr.12 apply by 21 Nov!

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.