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Mrs Franks-Doyle: Empowering pupils to embrace diversity
Thu 24th June

Mrs Franks-Doyle: Empowering pupils to embrace diversity

To celebrate Diversity Week we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on why diversity and inclusivity is so important in today’s society. In this article, Deputy Head Pastoral, Mrs Franks-Doyle, shares her thoughts on our ever-evolving diversity programme at NHSG. The standard definition for ‘school’ is ‘an institution for educating children’ and...

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Davina Nylander: Taking steps toward an anti-racist society #DiversityWeek
Wed 23rd June

Davina Nylander: Taking steps toward an anti-racist society #DiversityWeek

To celebrate Diversity Week we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on why diversity and inclusivity is so important in today’s society. In this article, UCL medical graduate and NHSG alumna, Davina Nylander, shares her thoughts on how we can all contribute to an anti-racist society. It might feel to many as though...

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Liv Devine: Self-expression through song #DiversityWeek
Tue 22nd June

Liv Devine: Self-expression through song #DiversityWeek

To celebrate Diversity Week we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on why diversity and inclusivity is so important in today’s society. In this article, acclaimed singer/songwriter and NHSG alumna, Liv Devine, talks about how she expressed herself through music. I loved making music from a young age. I was about seven...

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Shruthi: Embracing diversity regardless of experience #DiversityWeek
Mon 21st June

Shruthi: Embracing diversity regardless of experience #DiversityWeek

To celebrate Diversity Week we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on why diversity and inclusivity is so important in today’s society. In this article, Shruthi, Diversity Lead within our Sixth Form Leadership Team, talks about why we should embrace diversity. When I was twelve years’ old I was racially abused. I...

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Why it’s important for schools to discuss mental health
Fri 14th May

Why it’s important for schools to discuss mental health

To conclude our series of articles for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, Mr Tippett discusses the importance of talking openly and honestly about mental health in school… As we mark another Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re thrilled to be getting back into a more settled routine when it comes to school and education. However, after over...

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Wise words from our Alumnae : Managing Mental Wellbeing
Thu 13th May

Wise words from our Alumnae : Managing Mental Wellbeing

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this double bill, two of our alumni, Sue Hurst and Lou Laggan, share their tops tips on managing mental wellbeing. Sue shares her personal perspective on mental health… Over a year that has been...

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I’ve learnt that the best way to manage my mental health is to pause, take a breath and be kind to myself
Wed 12th May

I’ve learnt that the best way to manage my mental health is to pause, take a breath and be kind to myself

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this article, one of our fabulous former pupils, Tibby (Class of 2017), shares her experience of recovery from depression and anxiety. Tibby is also giving a talk to pupils as part of our awareness...

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The perils of perfectionism
Tue 11th May

The perils of perfectionism

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this article, former Head Girl, Emma, shares her thoughts and experiences on the perils of perfectionism – something she will be delivering a talk on to pupils as part of our week of activities....

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Why school is the best place to start conversations about mental health
Mon 10th May

Why school is the best place to start conversations about mental health

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we asked pupils, alumnae and staff to share their thoughts on mental wellbeing. In this article, current Head Girl, Isabelle, talks about why raising awareness in school is so important. At NHSG I feel lucky that we’re able to have such open and honest conversations about mental health,...

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