MCS NEWS UPDATE: MANCHESTER ARENA

Manchester Creative Studio School has spent a lot of time talking to, and reassuring our students.  It’s clear that young people feel especially targeted by the events that took place in Manchester on 22nd May 2017.

Our primary duty is to keep our students and staff safe and in this regard we have implemented an enhanced security protocol at the school.  We continue to work closely with Manchester City Council and Greater Manchester Police, taking regard of their advice of how to best protect the school.

Whilst there is no specific intelligence of any further planned attacks we remain vigilant to ensure the security of school at all times and ask for the cooperation of students and parents in this regard.

We know that these terrible events will prove distressing for our students, families and staff.  It is inevitable that as the names of victims are released we will find additional connections to our small school community.  We have a great pastoral team at the school and specialists who can help support students through these difficult times if needed.  We also have available the specialist support of Education Psychology Services if required.

We have produced a simple guide to what to look out for regarding how some students may react to the terrorist attack.  Most students will prove resilient and find their own ways to cope with and understand their reactions.  If you feel that your child is not coping well, or needs some additional support – please contact the school for support.  That’s why we are here.

TO ACCESS OUR GUIDE ON PoST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Outside of school hours there are a wide range of other support services for young people such as:

MCS Student Support email: i-confide@mcstudio.co.uk

Childline: 0800 1111

Talk Listen Change: www.talklistenchange.co.uk

Mind via website: www.mind.org.uk

BBC Website On-Line Support: www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

 

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