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Bright Days (SMSC)

On four days each year Rushcliffe School collapses the usual timetable in favour of Bright Days.These days help us ensure that all our pupils experience a full range of enriching and live-affirming opportunities, and get the chance to develop into rounded, responsible, empathetic learners and citizens. They really do give everyone the chance to shine brightly.

On each Bright Day Year Group work with one of the Bright Day teams — a cross-curricular team of teachers. The Bright Day Teams are:

  • Bright Lights days give all pupils the chance to shine brightly in the arts, bringing together all forms of expressive arts in a celebration of culture. These days build confidence, self-esteem and appreciation of the arts.
  • Bright Sparks days promote the school’s specialism in science by giving extensive full-day opportunities to see science in action, with big experiments and visits to amazing exhibitions.
  • Bright Lives days develop the pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education, incorporating global citizenship, world cultures, faith and world faiths, friendships and the impact of bullying
  • Bright Futures days prepare all pupils for the world ahead of them, incorporating enterprise days, options and career advice and developing skills for work and study. ‘Futures Fortnight’ kick-starts an intensive programme for Year 11 pupils.
  • Bright Bodies days develop all pupils’ health and well-being, incorporating physical, emotional and mental well-being, sexual health, the importance of exercise and diet, relaxation strategies and coping with stress.

The Sixth Form students also undertake enriching work on Bright Days, designed to deepen their SMSC education, and also support their post-19 progression.

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