Friendship Week took place in Piper’s Hill College in October, focusing on building positive relationships amongst staff and students and providing lots of opportunities for students to be positive and caring towards each other. Every subject incorporated the theme of friendship in classes this week, from developing friendship charters in CSPE, to friendship poetry workshops in English, making friendship bracelets in Home Economics and team building exercises in P.E.
A Positivity Board featured in the foyer where staff and students could post positive and affirming comments about others in the school. A Bully4u workshop with first and fourth also facilitated discussion and exercises around bullying and strategies for prevention. First years partook in a prayer service as well as bonding activities to help develop and strengthen new friendships while senior students enjoyed a coffee morning on Friday in our school canteen. The week was a great success and no doubt new friendships have been formed!