Miss Understood raises self-esteem

A group of Year 8 and 9 students have taken part in a journey to understand and reflect on body image and self-esteem, as well as how to deal with friendships and emotions, in a six-week course called Miss Understood.

The perfect lives and body images presented on social media tend to present huge challenges for young people who often feel they can’t measure up to an unreal standard of perfection.

The Miss Understood course enables them to share their opinions in a safe environment, helping them to become more comfortable with their own bodies, and able to celebrate the good things about who they are and their abilities.