Weekly Parent Bulletin

Friday 8th April 2022

🐰We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter, and thank you for your continued support during this last term.🐣

REMINDER: Upcoming Dates and Events

Monday 11th April - Friday 22nd April - Easter Break

Monday 25th April - Summer Term begins

Thursday 5th May - Year 11/13 Super Learning Evening (details to follow after Easter)

REMINDER: Vaccinations

Below is the date of the next round of vaccinations taking place in school:

  • Mon 25th April – DTP/MenACWY (Meningitis) (Letters have been issued to relevant parents/carers)
  • NEW: Opportunity for 16-18 year olds

    Harper Adams University is an agricultural college that also offers engineering courses, veterinary nursing, animal sciences and rural management. There is a chance to go there for one night in July to find out more. It costs £40. To discuss financial support, email Mrs Smith. Please note, this is an independent trip and not a college run one.

    https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/events/2436/harper-adams-experience

    NEW: Year 12 Opportunity of the Week

    This is for our Year 12 creative students - please see slide below containing information regarding a Residential Summer School at Bournemouth University, offering a range of artistic and creative opportunities. Details have been emailed to students.

    NEW: Creative and Professional Writing Degree at Bodmin College

    Building on the enormous success of the Digital Media Degree, Bodmin College is excited to be expanding their partnership with Falmouth University to offer a brand-new degree: Creative and Professional Writing. The course will be running from September 2022 and aims to bring higher education into the heart of Bodmin. Students will be offered a personalised and practical route into professional writing. This course caters to all: those who simply want to develop their skills and extend their portfolio, as well as those looking to start out in the professional world of rhetoric and copy writing. We anticipate applications from A Level students wishing to continue their education to degree level, as well as those returning to education. The flexibility and independence built into the course allows us to accommodate those with a wide range of aspirations. Our defining features are the delivery and context of our course. A small campus, with a small staff complemented by a pantheon of visiting lecturers, and supported by a wide range of business links allows students to experience a multi-disciplinary approach, which prioritises individual aspiration and need, with a view to establishing a strong professional foundation and experience, which will extend beyond the duration of the course.

    For further information, please see our UCAS page or contact se@bodmincollege.co.uk

    https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/48c19993-c2bb-4b4d-9c43-6c9133f5c43c?academicYearId=2022

    NEW: Bodmin Connect Cafe

    Kernow Connect are a support service for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND in Cornwall. Friday 22nd April sees the opening of the Connect Cafe in Bodmin. This is an opportunity to let them know what young people in Bodmin need. Pop in for a free cup of barista coffee, a game of pool, listen to music or play on the PS5 from 4-6pm. This flyer has more details and venue.

    NEW: Easter Activities in the local area

    North Cornwall Rocks have produced a free guide for parents, featuring a range of activities that are happening in the local area over the Easter holiday.

    https://www.northcornwallrocks.co.uk/things-to-do/easter-holiday-activities-and-events-in-north-cornwall/

    This flyer from Young People Cornwall with a list of their Easter Holiday activities in the local area.*

    *Please note that all activities advertised here are not affiliated to Bodmin College but are run by external organisations.

    NEW: Building Futures

    Ocean Housing are part of the Cornwall Council Building Futures Project, which is aimed at supporting individuals to overcome barriers to accessing work, training and education. Below is the link to their Facebook page and this flyer has details of a 10-week therapeutic group which aims to support mental wellbeing, raise self-esteem and guide individuals back to positivity.

    https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Housing-Building-Futures-109840731650996

    NEW: Citizens Advice Cornwall

    Please see the Spring publication from Citizens Advice Cornwall, containing support and advice regarding financial issues arising from the increases to costs of living, energy prices etc.