Year 13 have started a detailed learning unit looking at different types of barriers and how we can overcome these. This topic aims to make everyone feel comfortable. We encourage the students to share their feelings and to understand that there are always options.
We started our learning with a class discussion about the barriers that we might need to overcome. Some examples included:
Geographical – how we might travel to school or get around London.
Financial – how money can play a part in our life choices.
Psychological – mental health issues.
Cultural and languages – being able to fit into a new group.
A key part of this learning was to look for solutions. This was a very respectful and mature conversation. The students will be encouraged to share some of their own barriers and how they have overcome them.