Thank you very much for your continued support as we settle in to remote learning and thank you to all those of you who responded to our survey earlier this week. Our initial assessment is that with a few minor adjustments, things are going relatively well and further outcomes will be shared next week but the plans we have in place will remain for the next week.
In line with government guidance we will be launching the lateral flow testing process from Monday 18th January. An initial test will be completed on Monday, with a follow up test each Thursday for those in school. The process will be supported by school staff, all of whom have undertaken the associated training and successfully passed the relevant competency assessments. The testing process is supported by a comprehensive risk assessment which ensures that we demonstrate a compliant Covid-19 secure test area and process. Testing will initially be undertaken with staff and students attending Winter School and the required consent forms will be emailed to the appropriate parents.
When we see schools reopening nationally the mass testing programme will commence and will involve the entire school community.
Amongst other things, please find below details of our #RunHuishRun campaign and attached some top tips for pupil wellbeing which have been shared with pupils this week.
Take care and please remember to keep us informed of any suspected or confirmed Covid cases as we still need to inform Public Health of these even though we are not in school.
Dear Hardenhuish Students
During this period of lockdown and remote learning you will probably have already noticed how much time you are having to spend in front of your screens and sat at a desk.
Now more than ever it is really important that we are making the most of our breaks and getting some exercise during PE lessons. It is also equally important that you spend some time away from you screens. As you will be aware we are only allowed out once per day but it is important that we are making time in our day to get outside and exercise.
As a way of hopefully trying to motivate you to do just that the PE department are running the #RunHuishRun campaign. The idea is very simple, download a free exercise tracking app onto your smartphone and get outside and do some exercise either running or walking. When you get back take a screen shot of your workout (the distance you have covered) and e-mail that screen shot to Mr Tanner on email@example.com
Please also note that you could take part in this challenge on days when you have a PE lesson. Please just let you teacher know that you are going out for a run or a walk.
There is more information on the PDF document below plus details on which apps are free to download. There is even the opportunity for the top performing student in each year group to win a £20 sports equipment voucher!
If you have any questions please e-mail either Mr Tanner or Mr Brailey.
So from tomorrow get outside and get moving!
Mr Brailey & the PE Department
On Tuesday, we hosted a webinar by David Hellier, a Business Writer from Bloomberg. He gave a fascinating talk about a career in journalism, to students from years 11, 12, and 13. The talk gave an insight into his career, the advantages and challenges associated with a career in journalism, information about entering the profession, alongside some fabulous anecdotes about some very well-known individuals! After the talk, there was a really informative question and answer session. This talk gave students the chance to hear all about this exciting profession from someone who has experienced working in journalism at the highest level.