Weekly News Bulletin: 10 February 2020

News from the Learning Zone
Author and actress Lisa Williamson visited the Learning Zone on Friday 31st January, Lisa signed 60 books for students during lunchtime followed by a talk to students in Years 7, 8 & 9 in the Hall.

Lisa finished the session by taking questions from the students, those chosen were given a raffle ticket and the student of the winning ticket was given a signed copy of her book ‘Paper Avalanche’.

It has been lovely seeing students reading her book during Learning Zone lessons this week. Lisa’s books are a very good read and if you purchased a copy for a student I would recommend parents/carers read it too.

As half term approaches we again appeal for any Learning Zone books loitering under beds or on bookshelves, we have 90 books which are currently overdue. We will remind students on Show my Homework, many thanks for your support.
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

 

Inter-form rugby results
7NL 15 vs. 7KC 5
8SSL 20 vs. 8SS 5

Well done to all the players and the winning forms; the games were closer than the scores suggest. All played in a great spirit.

Non-contact rugby inter-form finals are being played on Tuesday 11th February at lunchtime.
Mr K Cheema – Physical Education Teacher

Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers
Please see below advice from the Department for Education regarding the Coronavirus.

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

You can do this by:

Displaying this poster in relevant public spaces:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf

Sharing DHSC content from the following social media links:

https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1223888531262726144

https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/194227541968649/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dhsc_coronavirus-coronavirusoutbreak-coronavirusuk-activity-6629655670331318273-Djpu