Baylis Court School Newsletter Friday 14th February 2020

Photographer of the Week

Heba Hosenay

Well done to Heba! The theme for this photograph was 'Manipulating Reality'

Today Baylis Court School are saying goodbye to the wonderful Miss Kipps, You have been an inspiring teacher, a fantastic colleague and a lovely friend to so many.

We wish you all the very best in your new role.

Stay in touch!

Mental Health and Wellbeing support in Slough

Childline: Calm Zone: An area of the Childline website called the Calm Zone with self-help techniques, ideas and support for children and young people to help relieve stress and anxiety: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

MeeTwo app: The NHS have produced a free app for young people called MeeTwo providing a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives and get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships and friendships. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/meetwo/

Kooth: provide free, safe, confidential, non-judgmental and anonymous way for young people (aged 11-19 /11-25 care leavers) that attend a Slough school to access counselling, advice and support on-line. Staffed and monitored by fully trained and qualified counsellors until 10pm each night, 365 days per year https://www.kooth.com/

The Little Blue Book of Sunshine is for children and young people and explains some self help techniques to help children and young people feel better and advice about who to turn to if things feel too much. https://www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/lbbos-booklet-east-berks.pdf

Mental Health: Let’s Talk the Talk is a guide for parents about children’s and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. https://cypf.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/media/168492/parents-guide-to-mental-health-slough.pdf

Attendance for 2nd- 7th February 2020

WELL DONE to 7 Grey-Thompson and 7 Keller on a fantastic 100% attendance last week!

Students are welcome to collect free sanitary products from the administration team, medical room and SENCo’s office.

Could you benefit from learning ways to de-stress and feel better?

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Huge congratulations to the GCSE Drama students who did amazingly in their practical exam this week, performing extracts from contemporary plays to traditional Shakespeare classics.

As always the students did us proud with their professionalism and commitment.

Well done and we look forward to your results in the summer

The Drama department

Baylis Court School PE and Dance News

Year 8 Netball Match against St Joseph’s.

On Thursday two teams of 8s competed against St Joseph’s School. This was the first time that the A and B sqaud had played a fixture together. Both courts played exceptionally well throughout the game.

Team A finished St Joseph’s 10 – Baylis Court 6, Player of the match = Venice Mensah.

Team B finished Baylis Court 5 – St Joseph’s 1, Player of the match = Tia Richardson.

The level of commitment and performance was outstanding from both teams and this resulted in two games and with some amazing defensive and attacking play. The level of technical skill and dedication bodes well for the rest of the season and as the squad develops for the 2020-2021 campaign. Well done to all of the players.

Mrs Nelson.

Junior Football – Slough Schools Power League

The junior football squad were involved in the Slough Schools Football Power League competition this week at Slough and Eton School. This was the finals round and the squad performed admirably to qualify for the second stage. The girls played with exceptional determination and pride throughout the finals games. The level of technical performance was excellent and the performance level was consistent in all of the games. This resulted in the girls finishing in third position out of seven teams. An outstanding result for their first competitive tournament. Well done to all of the players and a special thank you to the guest manager for the afternoon, Mr Martinez.

On Friday 8th February, our Media Studies class were lucky to attend the British Film Institution in London where we had an amazing day learning about the world of online Media and YouTube. We had the opportunity to have a question and answer session with industry expert Ben Doyle from After Party Studios and really benefitted from his experience and knowledge of the industry.

It’s a very exciting time to be a Media Studies student!