The Green EDITION 1
Learning, Pictured above are the St Alban’s Editorial team ABOUT US
Caring The purpose of ’The Green Grapevine’ is
to open a dialogue between the
STUDENT FAITH students and parents by informing them
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@stalbansipswichchaplaincy Catholic High School.
Dates for Our main aim is to share our
the diary experiences with you which will range
from the ‘Sporting successes’ to a
‘Student’s perspective’ which enable us
to become effective members of our
school’s Christian community.
UNDER THE Boys February
SPOTLIGHT Football Feast
Full Match reports
We put Y9 student, Carmela
Beamon & staff member
Mr Clarke (pictured right)
under the spotlight to discuss
their inspirations and
Fleming (pictured above)
scored 4 during Y8s County
Cup win against Denes
Below is a picture of the Y8 team before their 8-4 County cup win against Ormiston Denes
The Y8 team hosted Ormiston
Denes and in the opening
moments of the match, Oli
Fleming twice fired wide, but it
was Ormiston Denes who scored
twice to lead two-nil.
However, a quick response along TEAM LINE UP After taking an early lead in the King Edward’s started quickly scor-
with a change in approach saw S.Islam opening 10 minutes through a Logan ing within 3 minutes of the re-start
St Alban’s take a foothold on the Bak 30-yard screamer, it looked as if when a forward was left unmarked
game with direct passing; and T.Oliveira L.Doney St. Alban’s would continue to domi- to finish expertly of the volley into
high pressing. Subsequently, it J.Gunn J.Ryan nate the match after winning a se- the top corner.
lead to St Albans going into the ries of individual battles all over the
lead at half time 3-2 with goals J.James L.Bak D.Moos pitch with Gunn, Ryan, Doney & St Alban's remained calm and found
from Fleming, Kasomi and Oliveira key to driving the team for- joy with Bunting, Afflu & Shaw all
Capasso. C.Hanman C.Shaw M.Bunting ward from the back. willing runners to pressurize the
opposition at will, which eventually
The second half team talk was However, this was not to be the case lead to a ball falling back out to
focused on ensuring our as King Edward’s made a series of Cooper, who drove home another
positional play was improved last-ditch blocks and interceptions superb outside the box strike.
and moving the ball a bit quicker over the next 15 minutes.
within the midfield. This result- So 3-2 down and 20 minutes left on
ed in a much improved start to SUBS Throughout the remainder of the the clock, but King Edwards stepped
the second half as we raced half, Kind Edwards grew into the up another gear to reclaim their 2-
away to score early through O.Cooper game with some fluent and direct goal advantage with a soft goal
Dodman. However, Denes didn’t S.Afflu passing, eventually finding an equal- where we were exposed from switch-
give up the fight as they pulled izer . ing off from our markers at the back,
one goal back quite promptly. which lead to a break down the side
However, St Alban’s really began However, just as half-time and a cute finish inside the box.
to impress as the game drew to approached, one of the key central
a close and the attacking prow- midfielders from King Edwards drove In the final moments, St Alban’s
ess of Fleming shone through forward into space from the half-way made it nervy for the hosts when
again as he scored a further line before unleashing a 25 yard Shaw slotted home to make it 4-3
three times to grab four goals in rocket into the top right corner of but King Edwards broke away once
total which was sandwiched Islam’s goal. again from centre to complete the
between Yaxley’s half volley scoring and end up 5-3 winners.
strike and a late goal from So a hammer-blow to Mr Deacon’s
Denes. half-time team talk, going in 2-1 A great game for everyone involved
down after a fast start to the game, but unfortunately it was not to be.
In conclusion, this game was but it was the introduction of Afflu
intense as St Alban’s progressed & Cooper which was seen as key to Report written by Mr Deacon
through with an 8-4 victory. But
for the neutral, a competitive Yaxley (left) and Kasozi (right) work Photos by Abina Babu & Isobel Cogin
match between two highly at- together to win the ball back -Smith
tacking teams. during the Y8s hard-fought win.
Report by Wiktoria & Oliwia
Bezdurowicz & Monique Thorne
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH? STATISTICS
To understand mental heart first we must learn the meaning which is a person’s condition with Around one in four
regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.
Though you cannot see mental illness physically it inside the body and mind and can do just as people in any given
much damage, if not more. There are many forms of mental illness that include; anxiety disor- year are affected
ders, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and It has strong links to
phobias and panic disorders. depression and
anxiety and even
Having good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that schizophrenia and
you need and want to live your life. However, if you go through a period of poor mental health bipolar disorder
you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even 4-10% of the UK
impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse. population will be
It is pretty important to know about it as 1 in 3 young people experience mental health issues. affected with mental
Every week, 1 in 6 adult’s experiences symptoms of a common mental health problem, such as health at least once
anxiety or depression. And sadly, 1 in 5 adults has considered taking their own life at some in their lifetime
point. Three in four mental
illnesses start in
UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH childhood
In an average class
Results taken by the Mental Health Awareness team shows that one in four people within the size of 30 young
world will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Around 450 million peo- people, three will
ple currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of have a mental
ill-health worldwide. health problem.
ST ALBAN’S MENTAL
SEEING THE SIGNS HEALTH FIRST AID LEADS
Eating Disorders Mrs Land
Choosing to eat less
Losing control of your eating Mr Deacon
These are often linked with bad body image
Eating disorders have the highest death rate than any other mental illnesses. Mrs Boosey
Worried more often about little meaningless things like going to the shops or even down the
Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Obsessions are unwelcome thoughts, images, urges, worries or doubts that repeatedly ap-
pear in your mind. They can make you feel very anxious and could be something like
repeatedly checking a door is locked or checking how your body feels.
These feelings can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off becoming more active so with
this in mind, regular exercise can boost your mood; self-esteem and self-confidence.
Any exercise is useful but enjoying it is also important but understanding that exercise releases serotonin
(feel good hormone) may help you to appreciate the benefits it can have to our long-term health.
Physical activity has a huge role to play in our overall health and even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk
walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood to lead a more balanced and healthy
Written by Linda Seidel (9NC); Wiktoria Dobber (9PT) & Isobel Jenner (9RS)
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT
Craft & Design Technology Technician, Mr Clarke discusses his dislike
for Derbyshire, whilst Year 9 student Carmela Beamon informs us of
how she would spend a day in power as Head Teacher of St Alban’s.
In three words, describe what you were like in What’s your favourite subject and why?
high school? Maths because we do a lot of different things
Punctual, introvert, polite which never get boring
What was the last TV program you watched and If you were Head teacher, what would you
UK Darts open, because I couldn’t sleep! Bring in more interesting foods from different
cultures, such as Chinese food.
What inspires you?
Seeing children do well 3 adjectives that best describe you?
Extrovert, focused, sociable
If you were to get rid of one county in England
what County and why? What gifts and talents do you bring to school?
Drive and determination to get things done
Derby, due to a phobia of sheep
What does it mean to be good member of the
If you had an elephant, which you couldn’t sell or school community?
give away, what would you do with it?
Respects all cultures, and backgrounds
Hire out to kid’s party’s
What personal achievement are you most
What do you work towards in your free time? proud of?
Nice house, sociable life
My emotional development from year 7 to 9
What are you known for? and change of attitude towards work
Always being happy and not saying no
What challenges have you set yourself for the
Last gift you gave someone? remainder of your time at St Albans?
A burger king for my son
To be more discerning and focused in lessons
MR CLARKE CARMELA BEAMON
CDT TECHNICIAN Y9 STUDENT
Interview constructed by year 9
student Tammy Bennett