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Break time is over and all the students are enjoying their final activities of the day here at Thames Young Mariners 👭🚣‍♀️— Waldegrave School () September 28, 2023


Have a safe flight home✈️ We look forward to seeing you all and hearing about your time in Spain🇪🇸— Waldegrave School () September 28, 2023


Final night awards on the beach— Miss Flanigan () September 28, 2023


The last of our Year 7 cohort are currently at for a day of thrilling team building and fun. We hope our students are having a wonderful time participating in the activities!— Waldegrave School () September 28, 2023


Stunning scenes at the top of Parque del Mirador this morning on our way into El Raval— Miss Flanigan () September 27, 2023


Data collection today in the city centre to investigate the human elemennts of Geography in Barcelona— Miss Flanigan () September 27, 2023


Wow🤩 Our A Level students sure are making the most of the lovely sunshine in Spain!🇪🇸The perfect weather for completing their ☀️— Waldegrave School () September 27, 2023


Sediment analysis on Playa de Grills. Calipers, rulers and clipboards ✅— Miss Flanigan () September 26, 2023


Morning classroom session has begun on a sunny morning in Barcelona. Recapping longshore drift before heading to Cap de Grills to test it’s direction and strength here.— Miss Flanigan () September 26, 2023


We hope our Year 13 Geographers have been enjoying their time in Barcelona🇪🇸 ☀️ We cannot wait to hear all about their trip upon their return later this week! ✈️— Waldegrave School () September 27, 2023


The Year 13s have landed in Barcelona! 🇪🇸✈️— Miss Flanigan () September 25, 2023


After the success of last year’s 💚 we are pleased to be hosting another bake sale!🧁🍰 Cakes will be on sale to students and staff at break and lunch tomorrow so don’t forget to bring some money to school!— Waldegrave School () September 25, 2023


Join us for our Sixth Form open evening on 19 October to find out more about our exciting range of courses available to students!🏫 Limited number of tickets are available so book quickly to avoid missing out! Reserve your place here:— Waldegrave School () September 20, 2023


Our Y7s are settling in well as they continue our tradition🤩Today’s group have enjoyed an awesome day of outdoor activities including team building exercises, kayaking, and raft building!🚣‍♀️🏄‍♀️🌦️— Waldegrave School () September 19, 2023


Year 13 English Literature students loved seeing Kedar Williams-Stirling in the flesh in last night. Buzzing all the way home!— Waldegrave School () September 15, 2023


📣 Open Morning Tours 📣Tour dates are now available for Year 5 & 6 families to reserve tickets to one of the below dates, but be quick as there are limited spaces! We look forward to meeting you😊 Full details at:— Waldegrave School () September 8, 2023


If your child is anxious about going back to school, here are some things you can do to support them and encourage them to talk about how they are feeling.— YoungMinds () August 28, 2023


It has been a successful first day of Sixth Form Enrolment! We are really excited to be welcoming our new Sixth Form cohort🤩— Waldegrave School () August 24, 2023


🎉GCSE success at Waldegrave🎉91% achieved at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above, 76% achieved 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 5 and above, 47% of all grades were at Grade 7 or above! Well done🥳👏— Waldegrave School () August 24, 2023


Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who received their today. We are so proud of your achievements!👏🎉— Waldegrave School () August 24, 2023

Peer Pressure - What It Is, What It Does and Why Girls Experience It More Than Boys.

Peer Pressure - What It Is, What It Does and Why Girls Experience It More Than Boys.

Most of you will have experienced, or will experience peer pressure at some point in your life, but it is most ordinarily found in teenagers. This is because they are going through lots of changes, alongside schoolwork, exams, and the usual trials and tribulations involved with being a teenager. They also now have social media to contend with too. Peer pressure is when you are pressured into doing something by your friends that you would probably not have done otherwise. For example, it could be that someone started vaping because their friends were doing it. Or even just going to a party you didn’t want to go to. Either way, it’s a very common situation and it is good to learn about it and how to cope.


Peer Pressure - Causes and Situations

 Peer pressure mostly occurs when you're with friends or in a group of people. Trying to be popular is one of the main causes, along with fear of rejection and just the fact that humans naturally want to be liked. 

People can be pressured  into doing many different things: drinking alcohol, going to parties, watching movies for older adolescents and even things as bad as drugs and sex. ‘Love to Know’claims 55% of teens tried drugs for the first time because of pressure from their friends and 70% in another survey said that they started smoking because of other people. According to The Canadian Lung Association “My friends smoke’ and ‘I thought it was cool’ are two of the most common reasons people start smoking.


Girls and Pressure

Did you know, girls experience more peer pressure than boys? Many studies show this. 32% girls felt pressure about their body image vs 19% of boys feeling pressured. Also, 24% of girls vs 17% of boys felt peer pressure to           do better in tests and school. 


Interviewing  a Safeguarding Leader

We interviewed a safeguarding leader from Waldegrave School about peer pressure.

What is the most common thing people are peer pressured into? - I would think friendships - being friends with people you don’t like and not being friends with someone. 

Why do you think girls experience more pressure than boys? -  I used to work at a mixed school and I would probably agree with that statement. Though boys have pressure not to lose face but girls want people to be on their side and don’t want to fall out with their ‘friends’.

Why do you think peer pressure and anxiety has increased over the years? - People take it more seriously now that it has a name and people are more willing to talk about it. Also because of social media and phones, you know all the great things people are doing. This encourages you to compare yourself.


Peer Pressure Can Be Beneficial

But peer pressure needn’t be all bad; there are positive effects of it. Here are some of the positives that peers can influence;


  • Inspiring positive choices

There are plenty of different ways teens inspire others to do things, for example if there was a volunteer project and some people were doing it, other people who weren’t going to might end up participating

  • Offering moral support

Teens often have a lot of stress and through social media they can see that others are going through the same things and this can make them feel better

  • Sharing new experiences

Trying new things can be hard, so it’s often helpful for teens if their peers are trying new things. This encourages them to do the same.


Peer Pressure and How To Help

Peer pressure is inevitable; everyone experiences it. But there are ways to help and deal with it. First, you could talk to a trusted adult or friend and ask them for advice. They could help you decide what to do next. You could also talk to the person/people who are pressuring you and tell them how it makes you feel and tell them to stop, they might understand where you’re coming from and stop but they also might not. A big thing that would work is just not hanging out with the people who are doing it to you and make friends with similar values to you. This makes it less likely for peer pressure to happen to you again.


Peer pressure is very common so if you get it don’t feel alone. Hope you found these tips and information helpful!