Day at Fir Vale School
by Rob Smith
February a Citizenship Day was held at Fir Vale School. This was
a collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, in a 'Widening
Participation' project, designed to encourage young people to think
about a university education.
A number of
lecturers and academic staff attended to talk to pupils about subjects
such as health, law and homelessness. Senior Social Work Lecturer
Judy Boxer said:
to Year 7 about issues to do with social problems that affect our
community, Rob, such as mental illness. This is a very difficult
subject to teach at degree level let alone to eleven years olds,
but I was very impressed at the way Fir Vale pupils contributed
openly and with understanding of such deep issues that can effect
us all in this life."
A visit is planned
for pupils and parents to visit Hallam University so they can see
first hand what happens there.