News and Events

Weekly Bulletin - 24th November 2023

REMINDER: Nasal Flu Vaccinations

The School Immunisation team will be visiting Bodmin College on Thursday 30th November. If you would like your child to receive the Nasal Flu Vaccination, please see the attached letter for more details and how to book.

Any parents of a child that has any medical conditions should have received some paperwork to fill in from the medical team; if you have please could you return them as soon as possible. If you haven't received one and your child has a medical condition please contact the School First Aider:

REMINDER: REINDEER ROUNDUP 2023 - Friday 15th December 8.50-9.20am

Since 2016, Bodmin College has held the, now famous, Santa Fun Run. This year we are planning the same event but under a new exciting name: The Reindeer Roundup! We will be advertising the event in assemblies over the coming weeks. The event will take place on Friday 15th December at tutor time. Cornwall Hospice Care are providing reindeer antlers and a festive medal for all pupils who take part, in return they are asking for a minimum sponsorship of £5 to cover their costs. Over the years, Bodmin College students have raised over £10,000 for this charity with the highest amount raised last year: £3,250 . There are two ways you can raise money and help us to fund the care this Christmas:

  1. If you require the reindeer antlers/medal then you can pay £5 via ParentPay and the antlers can be collect from Mrs Greenwood in C2.
  2. You can raise more money and use the Team Name: Bodmin College Cornwall Hospice Fundraising Fun Run 2023 JustGiving page - just click this link
  3. You may decide to wear your own outfit (Christmas themed) but you will be required to donate to the JustGiving page or pay the £5 through ParentPay.

The ParentPay will go live on Friday 10th November. Further instructions on how to use the JustGiving page and the sponsor form are linked. Let's make this charity event the best yet!

Amanda Greenwood, Aspirations Coordinator and Teacher of Art

NEW : Reminder from the Food Technology department

Please can students' full names and tutor groups be clearly written on all containers, tubs and bags which they carry their items in. Thank you.

NEW: UCL (University College London) Scholars

UCL (University College London) Scholars is a free online literacy programme for Year 9 pupils from across the UK, delivered by UCL partnership with the National Literacy Trust.

Why take part in Scholars?

Some of the key benefits of taking part in Scholars include:

  • Improved literacy skills and confidence.
  • Increased knowledge of university, and the steps you need to take in order to get there.
  • Opportunities to interact with current UCL students as well as young people your own age from across the country.
  • The chance to receive an award in recognition of your engagement on the programme.

Applications for the Scholars programme will close at 10am on Monday 27th November 2023.

Please click on the link for further information and for details on how to apply.


Cardiac Risk in the Young offers ECG and Echocardiogram screening for people between 14 - 35. They will be offering free heart tests funded in memory of Matthew Dewhirst here at Bodmin College on 10th & 11th February 2024. Please see this poster for details on how to book.

NEW: Young Minds Parent Helpline

As a parent, anger and aggressive behaviour can be particularly difficult to deal with. If you're going through this, remember that it is important to look after yourself too.

If you have ever flown on a plane you may remember the flight attendant saying that in times of difficulty you need to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others - and the same applies here.

Take time out when you need to. If you feel your own anger levels rising, tell your child you're taking a time out.

And remember, you don't have to manage this on your own.

Our Parents Helpline team can give you emotional support, advice and help you to come up with a strategies to help your child. You can call our Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544, Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

REMINDER: Cornwall Youth Choirs

Cornwall Youth Choirs who are holding their annual Christmas Concert on the 9th December in Truro Methodist Church. A number of students from Bodmin College are members of this choir.

REMINDER: Summerhouse Services

Plymouth-based holistic not for profit organisation promoting mental health, resilience and free thinking for children and young people. They offer a range of unique training and support services.

Upcoming Events

Friday 24th November

Quiz Night

Mon 27th November

Start of Year 11 PPEs

Fri 15th December

Reindeer Round-Up Fun Run

Mon 18th December 2023 - Fri 5th January 2024

Christmas Holiday

Mon 8th January 2024

Start of Spring Term