Caring for Your Wellbeing During Lockdown

The week before half term was Mental Health Awareness Week.  Whilst we are still in some degree of lockdown our Pastoral Tutor wanted to share some tips on how to care for our mental health whilst we are in lockdown.  Some of these you may already have implemented without even realising that it was your way of coping with the isolation.   8 Practices To Help Maintain Mental Health During The Coronavirus Lockdown Have a...

Creativity in Lockdown

Since Y11 classes stopped at Spring Break due to the cancellation of the IGCSEs, one of our English teachers, Sarah Sneddon, has been running a creative writing workshop each week for her Y11 and Y12s.  “Both workshops so far have been very busy and it's fantastic to see the Net School pupils wanting to continue to work on their writing skills.  During the first workshop, we explored how poets have been responding to lockdown and...

Earth Day 2020

This year Earth Day is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and the theme for this year is climate action. Climate change has been the biggest challenge to the future of humanity, but is our current situation starting to rectify this? Is there some good coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic?  There have been reports all over the world that air pollution levels are reduced due to many industries closing and less cars on the road. For...

Vacancy: Online teacher of Chemistry (IGCSE and A Level)

Due to expanding our provision at Net School, we are looking to for a colleague to join our team as Teacher of IGCSE and A Level Chemistry. All work is online and requires the successful candidate to have their own computer and a strong and reliable internet connection. For more information on this position, please contact our Head of Maths and Science, Dr Ellie Nalson (MathsSci@net-school.co.uk). We are looking for: A Chemistry Teacher with experience...

Net School Live Science Weekend 2020

At the start of British Science Week, we wanted to share our students' recent practical science weekend, held in Cambridge, UK, during the February Half Term break... In February half term, our Head of Maths and Science, Dr Ellie Nalson, met up with 10 of our IGCSE science students to put into action some of the practical skills we have been learning about on the IGCSE science courses. The practical days took place in Cambridge...

Keeping our Travel Dreams Alive!

With all the current turmoil over worldwide travel, we feel that it is important to remember the diversity on our planet and to hold on to our dreams of visiting places that are significant to us.   Our Year 9 geographers have been considering their top 15 places to visit before the age of 50. Here are some examples of their work - maybe you will be inspired!...

Keeping Our Beaches Tidy

Over half term one of our students in Year 7 and her family spent 10 minutes collecting rubbish and plastic waste from a local beach. Well done Isla for thinking of doing it, but how sad that you were able to collect so much in such a short time. It has been particularly windy in the UK recently and this has caused a lot of rubbish to be washed up onto our beaches or even...

Looking After Our Mental Health

As a follow up to our blog last week about Children’s Mental Health Week, our blog compiler and science teacher extraordinaire Soraiya Humby spoke to our pastoral tutor Mrs Bullock to find out about some suggestions for looking after ourselves. "Looking after our mental health is as important as looking after our physical health, and the two are very much interlinked.  Here is a list of good habits you could try to adopt to keep yourself...