Weekly News Bulletin: 13 June 2016

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Assessment Weekend
Fifty-four Year 10 students will be taking part in their Assessment weekend in Thetford Forest this Saturday and Sunday.  It is their final expedition, (map reading, camping and team work) and for many this will complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  May I take this opportunity to wish them all good luck!
Mrs Middleton-Sams – Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

 A Chance to have a go at Woodcarving
A new Evening Class on Woodcarving will be starting at The Helena Romanes School on Monday 19th September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  This will be an introductory course lasting for ten weeks and the cost will be £75.00 per person.  All equipment and materials will be provided if necessary.  There will be an opportunity to continue after the initial ten week period if there is sufficient response.

If you are interested in attending or need any further information please contact the Tutor, Peter Benson on 01371 870863 or at bencarve@btinternet.com

Information from Careers
Chelmsford College are running an Information Evening Showcase Event on Tuesday 28th June from 6.00pm – 8.30pm at all of their campuses.

This is an opportunity to introduce students to the range of courses available at Chelmsford College, and also to find out about Apprenticeships as a potential route into the careers of their choice.

They will be running a presentation at each campus giving general information and details of how Apprenticeships work.  Work Based Tutors and current apprentices will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information and to register please visit the Chelmsford College website:  www.chelmsford.ac.uk (From the Home page, click on the information Evening Showcase Event banner, or select the event from the Courses tab).
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

Parents of Year 11 students
Animal Care Diploma (Level 2)
Please note that the above qualification is being offered by Saffron Walden County High School for Year 11 leavers. The course is ideal for students interested in working with animals, and includes the opportunity to undertake work experience in an animal care setting. This could also be equine.

The school has its own Farm Unit, and the course is being developed in conjunction with Writtle College, therefore there is clear progression for the students.  Five GCSE’s at grades A* – D are required for entry, however alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

For further information, please contact Mr G Oxborrow at goxborrow@swchs.net
Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

New Transport to Rural Parishes in North Essex
An exciting new Demand Responsive Transport (DaRT) has been introduced in North Essex.

This means you can attend sports fixtures and clubs before and after school, or allow you to visit friends, on Saturdays and during the holidays.

This is a flexible local bus service.  Instead of using fixed routes with fixed stops and times, you book journeys with the operator in advance and are picked up from an agreed point – the school, your own home, a bus stop or local place of interest.  Your travel will be grouped together and you will be asked to be flexible around when you travel.

To book your DaRT please contact Arrow Taxis on: 01621 874411

For more information and to see if your village is included in this scheme click here


Notethis service is in addition to your normal school transport and the cost is not included in your school travel ticket

  • it is only available for residents in the DaRT areas in Essex.

Passenger Transport – Essex County Council
Email Passenger.Transport@essex.gov.uk
W: www.essex.gov.uk