The Mercians External speaker Wednesday 13th March

Bloxwich Academy had the exciting opportunity to welcome The Mercians to perform and speak to our Year 8, 9 and Sixth Form pupils.

The band spoke about their journey and their Spotify and Apple Chart success, taking the top spot from Billie Eilish. Pupils were able to experience a fantastic live performance, a first for many. Following this, the band spoke about their own personal experiences of mental health.

The Mercians spoke about the difficulties with mental health and how to seek support and speak out to protect themselves and others. They discussed the signs to look for when supporting their peers and who they can report their concerns to. This was followed with who they can speak to in school. A key part of the message, was not only about mental health but also protecting themselves and their digital footprint. This highlighted the importance and awareness needed when posting online, including any comments relating to discrimination and misogyny.

Thank you for the experience and important messages shared today.

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Bloxwich, Walsall
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