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19/02/19

A language barrier did not stop teenagers from developing friendships with Danish visitors. A group of eight Danish students from Sondervang Skolen, in Hammel, paired up with peers from Forest Hall School to experience life in England. Full story - https://t.co/XIQCf4D2ee

18/02/19

Another busy day skiing! https://t.co/VanYsfzEWd

18/02/19

Young singers worked with professionals as they performed their way into the finals of a regional competition. The 15 students from Year 8 to 10 at Forest Hall School made it through to the regional final of the Glee Club Challenge. https://t.co/YwKFHd1O7n https://t.co/3YcQjnWUxN

17/02/19

Off to the slopes for a day of skiing! https://t.co/5nFguiVfwO

16/02/19

*Ski trip update* Students and staff have arrived safely. More information and pictures will follow shortly.

15/02/19

Teenage sociology students got a taste of what studying the subject would be like at university. Year 9, 10 and 11 students from Forest Hall School visited to experience an interactive sociology lecture. Full story - https://t.co/06AhmNxR1p https://t.co/OFoJakFJND

13/02/19

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Mr. L. Davis

This month at we are celebrating recognising the struggle for equality for over 50 years! This display is on show outside the library until the end of the month. https://t.co/0xky3RyEB3

13/02/19

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Goodie bags ready for the students Breakfast with Ms Jones was a great way to start the day! https://t.co/rXAqqnb3GT

13/02/19

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Collingwood Learning

Character Chris faced with the horror of his irresponsible actions when driving. As well as driving under the influence and speeding he was distracted by passengers causing fatal consequences.Great session today https://t.co/f0CbB0gSfU

13/02/19

An evening of celebration saw former students welcomed back to Forest Hall School. The class of 2018, who left Year 11 in the summer, were invited back to school to collect their GCSE certificates and receive various awards across the subjects. Full story https://t.co/9k2CCkRsTq

06/02/19

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BMAT

New vacancies have been added to our website. A variety of teaching and support roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/S5v0fwV9Yh

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

It was a pleasure to work with such motivated young people in such an amazing school. Forest Hall School really do nurture every young person to be the best they can be. https://t.co/hGiaHTherA

04/02/19

A big thank you to for the exceptional careers day for our Year 7s. Feedback from students was overwhelming positive!

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

There future is bright https://t.co/rWIecHiors

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

Busy week for Aspire starting with today. We are holding a careers event at and also holding a motivational workshop at Harlow Job Centre

04/02/19

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WastepackGroup

Exciting projects happening in 2019 | to phase out single-use plastic bottles in bid to be more eco-friendly | https://t.co/Tnd54FXYi2

01/02/19

School is open today as usual! Take extra care travelling to and from school. We are advising students to ensure they wear appropriate footwear. School will close at 3.20pm to enable staff, parents/carers and students to travel home safely.

31/01/19

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Mr. L. Davis

My AMAZING GCSE Sociology students visiting on Tuesday. It was amazing to show them where I studied for my degree and they learned so much about studying sociology and university life. Thanks for having us! https://t.co/pwSLvpKc4M

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Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Posted: 28th September 2018

Young people are being trained as peer mentors to support each other through secondary school.

A group of 20 students at Forest Hall School have been appointed as mentors as part of the new Helping Hands scheme.

The mentors, from all year groups, spent a day training with Kidscape building on their understanding of low-level mental health and wellbeing issues, such as bullying, anxiety, friendship conflict and the impact they can have on young people.

They will wear badges and be available to their peers around school during morning registration, breaks and lunch each day.

Head of school Hannah Jones said: “As a school, we already have a support network in place for students, including tutor groups with mixed year groups where older students can help younger ones. We already have a very strong pastoral support network. Helping Hands is just another way to reach out to those who may need support and would prefer to speak to one of their peers in the first instance.

“Forest Hall is a family environment. Helping Hands strengthens our ethos of community, looking after each other and keeping each other safe. That’s really important.

“We are really excited to work with an external provider who carries out lots of work across the country on antibullying.”

More Helping Hands mentors will be trained, and receive certificates, later in the year as the scheme expands.

Ross Andrews, Year 11, said: “This has been an incredible experience; learning how to keep people safe. Everyone should have the chance to be happy and to enjoy school.

“It’s good to help younger people, to make them feel comfortable, encourage them to go to study clubs to get the best grades they can and to tell them that anything is possible.”

Adama Jobe, Year 11, said: “I want to do social work when I’m older, so this is good for me.”

Ashley Rolfe, of Kidscape, said: “During our Peer Mentoring programme, young people are trained to be effective peer mentors. Training has an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities, potential boundaries and useful communication techniques enabling young people to successfully support their peers of a similar age or younger.

We discuss the benefits of having peer mentors within a school setting, encouraging them to be proactive in their school.

“We also enable them to become active listeners. We use a combination of learning styles, from drama games, to written and verbal activities. The response from young people is always super positive.”

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