Thank you for your continued support as we work through this busy first term.
Further to a review of our Covid risk assessment and adaptations, I will be reissuing these next week in preparation for some changes that are being made in Term 2. I would like to confirm today however, that we will be making face coverings mandatory in indoor communal areas such as corridors, indoor lunch and break spaces when pupils are not eating and the Sixth Form Common Rooms. Please ensure that your young person is prepared for this by bringing a face covering to school in a sealed bag after the October break.
Please see below and linked information we have received regarding road works taking place on the Bristol Road/Hardenhuish Lane junction from 22 October:
Please find attached a letter giving details of roadworks being undertaken on A420 Bristol Rd near the junction with Hardenhuish Lane starting Thursday 22nd October. The works have been programmed to take place during the school half term break. However, we are aware that both your school and Sheldon are open on Thursday 22nd October. The works will start at 9.30 so won’t affect the journey into school but there could be traffic delays at the end of the day. The traffic signal crossing on A420 Bristol Rd will be closed, however, a temporary pedestrian crossing will be provided on the A420 Bristol Rd near to Lidl.
Have a restful weekend.
It was fantastic to see the number of students who got involved with the Hello Yellow activities on Friday 9 October in support of the charity Young Minds, which is a fantastic organisation supporting mental health in young people. The sixth form was awash with yellow as our Year 12 and Year 13 students dressed to show their support, and sang a resounding rendition of the classic Beatles song ‘Yellow Submarine’ during lunchtime. The winners of the most yellow competition went to 12JLA and 13PEG. Our KS3 and KS4 pupils wore yellow accessories with their Hardenhuish uniform to show others that they are not alone in their mental health. Throughout the week students came to have their photos taken with others in their zones, sharing positive images, emojis and messages of resilience. We wanted to celebrate the theme of resilience as this an especially important attribute in these uncertain times.
Thank you to everyone who took part and especially to our sixth form mental health representatives Naomi White and Joel Shaw who helped lead some of the events.
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What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 19 10 2020
Tuesday 20 October
Mental Health Parent Information, Advice & Guidance Webinar – All Years – 7 pm
Thursday 22 October
TERM 1 ENDS
Friday 23 October
No Pupils/Students in School
Training & Development Day