George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe George Pindar PE Girls’ European Tour has hit its first checkpoint - London. They have 3 weeks to travel to 12 countries. Take part in a London quiz and follow the girls’ progress on Instagram @gps_pe_tgc #thisgirlcan #ProudToBePindar #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/EbtoDZ8fCu2 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschSix days left to@order your hoodies... https://t.co/tnnQKU1aEs2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: It's Virtual Preview Day! Access resources, watch videos and speak to staff through live chat. Go to our website to find out more…2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: Today is Virtual Preview day! Go to https://t.co/LXiQQ8VaL0 to access videos and resources or log straight into the applicant port…2 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: Got questions about starting college? Applicants can live chat with teachers and support staff at our Virtual Preview event tomorr…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @EarlyS6f: Join us tomorrow, Wednesday 1st July for our virtual taster day & find out about the T Level in Education & Childcare which o…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: Just a few of the great selection of courses you can study at the college this September. Find out more at our Virtual Preview Day…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6FPhilosophy: Hi Prospective Students, I will be answering any questions you have about studying Philosophy tomorrow between 2.00-3.00…3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschYear 6s! Have a look on our Transition page for loads of fantastic challenges that will prepare you for becoming part of #TeamPindar! https://t.co/EKg2M4O2hA Look out for the Summer Reading Challenge that has just been added too. https://t.co/70ahoPdfoS Good luck!3 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe Scarborough Sixth Form virtual preview is tomorrow! Make sure you’re registered if you are attending. https://t.co/IeAm4EkBTc3 days ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Health and wellbeing

Help for lockdown worries

If you or anyone you know is struggling with the imposed lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are here to help. Please remember that, although we are not all together in school at this time, we, and a number of other organisations are available. If you want to talk to a member of school staff about how you are feeling, text 07895 132530 and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Click here for a list of other organisations who offer online advice, guidance and support.

 

Mental health

Mental health is a hugely important consideration for young adults in today’s society.

We are seeing an ‘epidemic’ rise in the number of teenagers being diagnosed with poor mental health. In order to address this, we want to provide students and parents/carers with as much information as possible, practical strategies and knowledge of where to go for additional support.

There is a lot of online mental health support for anyone needing to talk:  
To find out more about these and many other support services, you can also visit https://scarboroughsurvivors.org.uk/
 

Kooth: Online counselling and support service for children and young people

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Xenzone who have launched Kooth, a free online counselling and support service which is available to all children and young people across North Yorkshire for 11-18 years.

Kooth.com is a safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive advice, support and optional counselling on-line. Staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, it provides a much needed out of hours’ service for young people. The service offers easily accessible mental health and emotional well-being support to young people, covering a wide range of topics and issues such as exam stress, bullying, friendship issues.

On Kooth, young people can learn effective coping strategies to be able to deal with day to day life. Kooth is anonymous and free to use, making it a powerful early prevention and treatment resource which young people are keen to use: more than 95% of end of session questionnaires show young people would recommend Kooth to a friend. With no criteria to access the service, all young people are supported no matter how small of big the issue may be.

If you require any further information to enable you to learn more about our service and to feel confident in discussing Kooth.com with young people, please contact us at parents@xenzone.com. You can also find further information about our service on the website.

Stress

This downloadable pdf document looks at how to deal with stress and how to manage positive mental health. The tips on this page are of particular help when facing examinations but are equally applicable to daily life.

It covers:

  • What is stress?
  • What are the physical and emotional signs of stress?
  • How to reduce stress
  • Positive self-talk
  • Stress indicators
  • Practical tips to reduce stress
  • Coping strategies
  • Social media
  • Fear of missing out (FOMO)
  • Face-to-face interaction
  • Bullying
  • Personal strategies for success
  • Where to get support and help

If you need any help or support, please talk to a member of staff.

Drugs: Where to go for advice and support

Information for young people:

Exploring and experimenting with new things is a natural part of growing up to. Some young people use drugs because they like the feeling, or because their mates are using them or simply because they are curious – but there are some real dangers associated with using drugs which can lead to unforeseen (and unpleasant!) consequences… find out more in this advisory leaflet.

Information for parents/carers:

As your child enters adolescence it can be difficult to know how much control to relinquish as you both try to adapt to new boundaries; they may want to stay out later, see different friends and go to new places. Of course, part of growing up is exploring, learning and experiencing new things but, as parents/carers, you want them to do it safely. This leaflet is full of tips for parents/carers on how to talk to your child about drugs and alcohol.