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01/04/20

David Hockney provides some welcome artistic relief from the current isolation. https://t.co/XjCRg54z3Z Perhaps this could serve as inspiration for some of our incredible artists?

01/04/20

Boredom is a mist that wanders into you it rids of all inspiration. You don't notice but it slowly snatches you away to a place where you can't escape without creativity. You wait for time to end but it never will. So endlessly waiting ends you. You can't escape boredom. NN

01/04/20

What have we become Kindness, selfishness, self-preservation. Extremes of behaviour, not normal life, Will we have normal again? Was our normal good? Will the world be a kinder place? Will we have learnt our lesson? What is it? Is it a punishment? Or is it meant to be? By JN

01/04/20

1/3 A selection of some of our Year 8 poems, written in their Virtual School English lesson:

31/03/20

It is great to receive photos of our industrious and resourceful students maintaining their focus while working hard from home. Keep it up! https://t.co/EMu7a2CyOB

31/03/20

Our Year 8 students have been developing their cooking knowledge while at home. Valuable life skills and part of the food technology curriculum. Well done! https://t.co/I64tRV3Ink

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Muaaz put in a kick up score of 10 for Rutherford. Started with great control. https://t.co/HWyWk54cjk

31/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

The first video entry for Butler. A great attempt of 12 kick ups! https://t.co/g9HwzvnprV

30/03/20

Great resilience Mr Riches! Make sure you have plenty of space when you attempt this at home! https://t.co/11MnJ8y3ZS

30/03/20

Our students are enjoying their weekly assembly. This week’s theme is independence and is led by Miss Pocock https://t.co/NFOlGhGYNT

25/03/20

Some of our students completing the ⁦⁩ workout this morning. Healthy body, healthy mind! https://t.co/FKBiZlGG2J

24/03/20

Have you ever thought of writing your own historical fiction? Take part in the national Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2020. You can find more info here https://t.co/9BfEzGZ86o Email Ms Trapani if you would like to know more and if you are interested in entering.

24/03/20

Well done to all our students working hard through the Virtual School. Remember to register online using the link you have received in your email inbox from Mr Walsh. Keep up the good work!

22/03/20

Retweetd From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

19/03/20

House basketball is going down a storm! https://t.co/13REtMFGGX

18/03/20

Excellent technique shown in our skipping competition! https://t.co/2WA4afRuKB

17/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Parents, carers and pupils: all Harris academy updates on coronavirus will now be published on a dedicated website: https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp. You will also receive a text message as and when there is any new information.

17/03/20

House tug of war! Hotly contested with a very supportive crowd! https://t.co/RrA3I16wwy

16/03/20

Our String Ensemble have been hard at work developing their skills. Very impressive! https://t.co/wgtUOdSZx8

16/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Wimbledon PE

Some year 7 classes have been learning in their PE lessons, creating routines with balances, rolls and jumps. Here are some of their group balances! https://t.co/iiPMPj3P4R

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Information for young people and families in Merton:


Healthy living and eating

Alive n' Kicking is a specialist service who provide help and support students and their families on healthy eating and nutrition: 020-8646-7795E merton@ank.uk.com

Eating Disorders Association Youth Line: 0845-634-7650

NHS Smoking Helpline: 0800-169-0169

Release: 020-7729-9904

Stop Smoking Service: 020-8725-0981


Emotional Wellbeing and positive mental health

Saneline (Mental Health): 0845-767-8000

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. This service is for children and adolescents up to the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health problems   020 8254 8061

Hearts & Minds - drop-in group A weekly drop-in run by a peer support group for young people experiencing mental health issues. Hearts & Minds is run by volunteers who have experience of mental illness themselves. The group offers a relaxed space to either join in with different activities or just have a chat. heartsandmindsinfo@gmail.com NHS Direct: 0845 4647

The Mix - Essential support for under 25s The Mix (formerly YouthNet) provides information and emotional support for young people in the UK. Offers peer support and advice and guidance to support young people with challenges they may face, including in the areas of mental health, sex and relationships, crime and safety, bullying, drugs and alcohol. 0808 808 4994 (free) https://www.themix.org.uk

National Self-Harm Network Forum An online forum providing crisis support, information and resources, advice, discussions and distractions. Closely monitored, available 24/7 The NSHN Forum is a support site, a safe environment to help understand the mechanisms resulting in self harm and cope with it and related problems. http://www.nshn.co.uk/forum/index.php

Young Minds (Mental Health): www.youngminds.org.uk

Off the Record  Free and confidential counselling to young people aged 11-25 in the Borough of Merton.See website for more information on drop in service every Wednesday.  https://www.talkofftherecord.org/merton/

Drugs and Alcohol misuse

FRANK - Friendly, confidential drugs advice FRANK provides friendly, free and confidential information 24/7 for young people and their families about drugs, addiction, where to get help and what to do if you're worried that someone you know is taking drugs. 0300 123 6600 TEXT 82111 frank@talktofrank.com

Catch 22 - drugs, alcohol and sexual health support service in Merton a specialist service that supports young people to reduce the use of substances, promote sexual health and positive health choices through early intervention, prevention and substance misuse treatment for young people  020 3701 8641/43  msm@catch-22.org.uk

General Health

School Nursing Service School Nurses work with school-age children and young people to improve their health outcomes, support them with identified health needs and disability in school, and to ensure that they reach their full educational potential. School Nurses are based in community clinics and work in schools, 020 8102 3350

Sexual Health

Check it Out (Sexual Health SW London) The Check It Out team offers a specialist sexual health service to young people. Contraception and sexual health drop-in services for young people under 20 are provided in clinics and schools in Sutton and Merton.  033 300 2100 (appointments)  020 3458 5115 Patrick Doody Clinic

Rape and Sexual Abuse - Support for girls and young women: 020-8683-3300

Survivors UK - Rape & Sexual abuse support for boys and young men: 0845-1221-201 - www.survivorsuk.org


Housing and Benefits Advice

CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau: 0870-128-8070

National Debtline: 0808-808-4000 www.nationaldebtline.co.uk


Travel

London Travel Information: 020-7222-1234 www.tfl.gov.uk

National Express Coach Enquiries: 08705-808-808 www.nationalexpress.com

National Rail Enquiries: 08457-48-49-50 www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

Information, Advice, Counselling & Support

Care Law - Information for young people in care www.carelaw.org.uk

ChildLine: 0800-1111 - www.childline.org.uk

Gamcare - Advice and support with gambling: 0845-6000-133 

Jigsaw 4 U - Advocacy for looked after young people: 020-8687-1384

Kidscape - Anti bullying - www.kidscape.org.uk

NSPCC: 0808-800-5000 - www.there4me.com

Victim Support: 0845-30-30-90

Galop Helpline - Homaphobic violence and police issues: 020-7704-2040

 

School Performance Tables

Find and Compare Schools in England - https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables