STUDENTS at a Flintshire high school were visited by police, Airbus and Flintshire Council as part of an academic enrichment day.

As part of Ysgol Treffynnon’s Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education provision, students from years 7 to 11 took part in the school’s first enrichment day of the new academic year.

And it saw staff from Airbus UK Broughton, North Wales Police, Flintshire Integrated Youth Provision (FYIP) and Flintshire Sorted visit the school to run a host of interactive sessions and talks for the students.

Year 7 and 8 students listened to talks by both Mandy Jackson from Flintshire Integrated Youth Provision and PC Debbie Barker, about the effects of cyber bullying.

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The students also watched the recently aired documentary by Jesy Nelson from Little Mix which shows the impact of the online abuse she was subjected to after the group’s X Factor success.

Trudie Potter from the council's Flintshire Sorted spoke to year 9 students about the harmful effects taking drugs and alcohol can have on mental health. After watching videos showing young people’s stories, the students took part in a quiz and a question and answer session.

Representatives from Airbus led careers sessions and workshops in conjunction with EDT, formerly known as Engineering Development Trust, for year 10 students to showcase the exciting opportunities on offer for young people in STEM related careers.

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The students worked in groups on a range of tasks designed to develop confidence and employability skills such as teamwork, problem solving, communication and project management.

Gareth Allen from Airbus said: “It has been great to come and work with the students and give them an insight into engineering. I was very impressed by the students, they showed some really imaginative ideas in the tasks that they completed.”

Rob Chesters, lead teacher for care, support and guidance at Ysgol Treffynnon, said: “It is important for students to be aware of some of the issues affecting young people today and to know how to ask for help if they or a friend find themselves in need of support.

“The careers workshops were a great success. The students really enjoyed the opportunity to test out a variety of engineering principles and learn more about the huge variety of careers within the sector.

“I would like to thank all our guests and teaching staff for their time and for making the day a beneficial experience for all our students.”

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