Culture is an important part of life at Eden Park School.
Students are taught to gain an understanding and appreciation for the world around them and the fundamental idea of what it means to live in Britain in 2020.
Through a combination of lessons, workshops and assemblies, students are encouraged to speak their mind and reflect on their place in an ever-changing world.
All students in years 7 – 9 take Personal Development as a mandatory subject once a fortnight. The subject also promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students at Eden Park and prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in British society. Personal Development covers all aspects of health, wellbeing, careers and living in the wider world. All students start with Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in term one and then move to studying Relationships and Sex Education as well as Living in the wider world. Students learn through engaging conversations, debates and creative tasks, as well as trips and workshops from external speakers. Personal Development is a popular and enjoyable subject.
During daily form time, students partake in activities and discussions that focus on core values, wellbeing, current affairs and self-reflection. All year groups partake in fortnightly assemblies and are encouraged to engage with important dates in British culture such as Black History month, Remembrance Sunday, Mental Health awareness and World Kindness Day.
This year students will also be offered the opportunity to join a House system for the first time at Eden Park which will encourage an even greater sense of community, belonging and shared values. This is an exciting new venture for the school which we are sure students will respond enthusiastically to.
Through a diverse and varied curriculum, Eden Park equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep them healthy and safe, achieve their academic potential and to prepare them for life, work and continuing lifelong education in modern Britain.
Director of School Culture