- Lockdown Challenge 2
- Student Communication
- National Shelf Service Book Recommendations
- #CommunityToMe Creative Competition
- Covid-19: Advice and support
- Keeping safe online
- Wellbeing: Help and support
- NSPCC Guide for Parents
- Wellbeing Support Booklet
- Face Masks
- Letters to the Community
As you may know, we published our 'Lockdown Challenge 2' this week. We hope some of you have enjoyed some of those tasks! Thank you to those of you who have shared what you have done.
Next week will be keeping the challenge the same - the additional request is to share what you have done! You can share via email or Twitter:
Students, this week (W/C 27th April) your tutors will be sending you a link to a Student Survey to complete. This will be set on Go4Schools as a 5-10 minute task. It is really important that you complete this survey by 4pm on Thursday 30th April. Please keep checking your school emails regularly as they are being used by tutors, teachers and Heads of Year/Pastoral staff to make contact with you.
Parents, we request that at this time you ensure your son/daughter logs on to their school emails, checks Go4Schools and encourage them to reply to staff.
Looking for your next read? It's worth tuning into National Shelf Service at 11 am each day, to hear librarians recommending their favourite books:
#CommunityToMe is a creative arts competition run by Westco for 8 to 17 year olds to explore what community means to them in the form of a painting, drawing or short poem of 200 words or less. The winning entry will be made into a short animation. The closing date is 15 May 2020. Full details can be found here:
Please see below for some useful links from DWP contacts, some you may already have seen some of them, but just in case I hope you don’t mind me sharing them with you, particularly the bottom link from Young Minds with advice for Young people about managing their own wellbeing at this time.
If you need support with staying safe online, remember your teachers are here to support you via email. If you need further advice please have a look at these helpful resources to support you with internet safety.
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board have shared with us a guide from the NSPCC which includes support with talking to your child about Coronavirus to reliveing stress and supporting mental health.
Action for Children have shared a Wellbeing Support booklet to help children and young people during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Miss Dowler and her network of volunteers have now produce over 4000 PVC face masks for the frontline services in the fight against Coronavirus. Well done and keep up this amazing effort. Thank you also for your donations via ParentPay for this endeavour; the total so far is £2653.51.
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began last Thursday night.
Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world will be preparing to take part.
This year's Ramadan will be a bit different, as the coronavirus outbreak means that many people will not be able to visit friends and family, or their local mosque. We hope that this time brings opportunities for our Islamic community to engage with each other in different ways and we wish you a blessed time of fasting and prayer.
There is a scheme being run in conjunction with the Barton Volunteer Network, asking children to write a letter to a local isolated person to brighten their day. If you would like to take part, it would be great to get some more letters out! Please use the following guidelines.
- Just address to “friend” in the 1st instance.
- Consider including a return name and address in case they would like to contact you in return. You should use the school address for this purpose which we have added below
- Post into the labelled box located in the porch of the Catholic Church in Wales Lane.
IMPORTANT—Please post your letter as part of your daily exercise or essential journey and while obeying social distancing and hand hygiene
John Taylor High School,
Barton under Needwood,
Burton Upon Trent.