P.S.H.E / Citizenship at Alt Bridge

Alt Bridge supports the well being of all students through a taught programme covering Personal Development, Health Education and Social Development.

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop positive values and their self-esteem through active involvement, discussion and reflection.

The students have their own School Council which has provided the school with sensible feedback, and ideas for improvement. Presently, the students are involved in a bid for external funding in order to provide outside shade/shelter and seating for break and lunchtimes. Two members of the School Council represent the school at the Knowsley Youth Parliament.

The PSHE and Citizenship programme covers a comprehensive range of issues in order that our young people are in a position to make healthy, safe and informed choices about their lives. One issue which is explored is Personal Safety using resource materials from Milly’s Fund, a charity set up by the parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

Students’ awareness of possible risk situations is increased and skills and strategies are developed with them in order to deal with or avoid unnecessary dangers.
Up to date materials have been used in considering the problem of Racism. The Show Racism The Red Card project featuring prominent football stars has been used effectively in tackling prejudice.

Prepare Pupils

The Citizenship and P.H.S.E programmes prepare pupils for more specific careers education which begins in the middle school, and forms an integral part of the upper school timetable. Lower school pupils who have an additional timetabled session on Kidscape, prepares them for issues they may face on the approach to adulthood.

Healthy Schools

A healthy school recognises the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning. A healthy school is one which is successful in helping students to do their best and build on their achievements.

Autumn Term Summer Term
Year-7 Settling into School Target setting Families Promoting self esteem Healthy lifestyles Diet and exercise Resolving conflict Festivals and celebrations
Year-8 Personal hygiene Safety Money Equality and diversity
Year-9 Drugs education Adolescence / puberty Bullying Equality and respecting difference Career education Our environment Housing and our local community
Year-10 Keeping healthy body image and body care Resisting peer pressure And anti social behavior Sex and relationships Being a good citizen Rights and responsibilities Government , elections and voting Global environmental issues
Year-11 Mental Health First aid Parenthood Relationships adapting to change Reconciliation and peace Independent living


An organisation called BLESMA came into School and gave an assembly about resilience , overcoming barriers , self esteem and setting goals. The organisation supports injured soldiers. There was a very enjoyable workshop after the main assembly for Year 11`s where themes were explored further. Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions and hear about competing at the Invictus Games.

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