Careers in... Diplomacy

In the second of our Careers Talks for Net School students, we were delighted to welcome David Reed, British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada, to speak to us about careers in the diplomatic service. Mrs Bullock reports... Enormous thanks to David Reed for his inspiring careers talk on working in the Diplomatic Service this week. David is the British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada and has previously been posted in roles in Cyprus, France, Poland, and...

Careers In... Naval Architecture

Last week, we launched an exciting new initiative for Net School, with our first Net School Careers Session. Our first speaker was UK-based Naval Architect Miles Pinchin, who gave us an interesting talk on the many different aspects of the job, including what exactly a Naval Architect does, the qualifications needed to enter the profession, the different companies he has worked in, and his favourite projects to date.  There was lots of chat about battleships...

The Benefits of Kindness: Reflections from our PSHE group

This week, we hear from our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Tutor, Mrs Bullock, who has been looking with her class at how being kind to others can benefit your own mental health. Here is what they learned... As we face ongoing disruption from the global pandemic it is important to try to stay as positive as we can, even through the difficult days.  In PSHE last month, students carried out an experiment to...

Have a wonderful summer!

Term has now come to an end at Net School. It has been a slightly odd summer term, but we hope that whilst the world has been in turmoil, Net School classes and its community have remained a welcome constant. We would like to thank all our students for their hard work and our teachers who have continued to enthuse and provide our students with outstanding learning opportunities whilst caring for their own families and...

Y8 Floating Gardens

Earlier in this year our Year 8 students made models of floating gardens for their Geography homework. A floating garden is a raft of aquatic weeds on which other plants or crops can be grown.  They are a low tech solution to the issue of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The floating gardens allow people to still grow and harvest crops even when the area is flooded. The picture above shows one of...

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...