#NationalStorytellingWeek - Year 9 'Drop Down Day'

#NationalStorytellingWeek - Year 9 'Drop Down Day'

As part of National Storytelling Week, in a range of workshops, our students are sharing and hearing the stories from people from all walks of life.

Today Year 9 took part in important workshops with Teen Advice Zone (TAZ), GamCare, Genderspace and St Helens Chamber.
Throughout the day, our young people experienced a wide range of topics such as Parenting with TAZ and Gambling Awareness with GamCare.
St Helens Chamber hosted a session with Steve Smith, Consultant for Business Doctors, providing our young people with the same advice and guidance of what he offers to local businesses. With a range of services, Steve provides bespoke advice to businesses, to help them reach goals and achieve their vision.

Steve explained: “I’m really keen to help businesses in our community – I hope that my experience and training can help local companies excel and I’m really excited to be able to offer this.

“Business Doctors provide a range of support for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and we provide a free business health check to get you started.”

We also had special visits from Christian Owens, from Genderspace, who led the inspiring sessions talking about his lived experience as a trans man. The thought-provoking workshops taught our students about gender insight, the transgender journey and how to be ‘your true authentic self’.
Christian said: "It was such a privilege to be part of St Cuthbert's #NationalStorytellingWeek workshops.
"The staff and students were inspirational and were amazing with their interaction, engagement and questions."

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