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Baylis Court School Newsletter Friday 15th January 2021

Remote Learning Artist of the Week

Well done Hamama Khan in Year 7

We love this Op Art cube!

Remote Learning Artist of the week

Well done to Bisma Shahzad in Year 9

Everyday Objects using Zentagle design

COVID -19 Resources

Take a look at our website for useful resources including free home learning ideas, wellbeing activities and much more.

Cultural Enrichment- Remote Learning

Year 7 Tamia and Tiana Creed

Year 8 Mishal Chowdhry

Year 9 Hanna Setterahmane

Year 10 Sonia Sayed

Cultural Enrichment Task Book Review- A Christmas Carol by Charles dickens

Summary of the book

  • On Christmas Eve, Scrooge makes his clerk, Bob Cratchit, work in the cold.
  • He refuses an invitation to his nephew Fred's Christmas party and will not give money to the charity collectors.
  • At home he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Marley.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past Wakes Scrooge and shows him moments from his childhood, his apprenticeship and his failed engagement.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present takes him to the Cratchit's home, where he is saddened by the ill, but kind, Tiny Tim. He is also shown how Fred celebrates Christmas with friends and how others celebrate Christmas together.
  • The final ghost is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come who terrifies Scrooge with visions of his death.
  • Scrooge awakes on Christmas Day and is delighted to find he has the chance to repent of his miserly ways. He buys a turkey for the Cratchits and attends his nephew's party.
  • Scrooge becomes like a second father to Tiny Tim and gains a reputation for knowing how to celebrate Christmas.

Moral: The moral of A Christmas Carol is that the pursuit of money will not make a person happy.

Ratings: 5/5

Year 11 Jindveer Uppal

Sixth Form Akifah Saleem

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Vodafone: Innovators Work Experience Programme for Year 12

15th - 19th February 2021

Join Vodafone for a week-long virtual work experience programme where you’ll attend a series of live webinars, panel discussions and workshops to develop industry focused skills, valuable experience and an insight into working life at Vodafone which will help to kick-start your exciting future career! Click here to apply.

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Bank of England Apprenticeships

Level 4 apprenticeships, 18 months, £21,000 (closes 15/1/21)

  • • Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician (BPP)
  • • Software Developer (Just IT)
  • • Associate Project Manager (Just IT)

Degree Apprenticeships, 39 months, £23,000 (Closes 15/1/21)

  • • Digital Technology Solutions (University of Exeter)
  • • Data Science (In association with University of Kent)
  • • Economics (In association with Kent's School of Economics)

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Year 10 Virtual Work Experience in Fashion

15-19th Feb 2021- Closing Date 15/1/21

Work experience includes:

  • Introduction to Tesco
  • Meeting the clothing and footwear teams
  • Videos looking inside different business areas in Tesco
  • Understanding the different variety of roles in Tesco
  • Employability skills
  • Complete a fashion project including live innovation and presentation workshops

Apply via Speakers for Schools

Free School Meals

We are encouraging any families who think they might be eligible for Free School Meals to contact the office and fill out an application.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

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Wellbeing Tip of the Week

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting all our lives. Many of us are struggling with how it's affecting ourselves and our loved ones. Those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too.

However, there are some simple things that you can do to look after your mental health, either by yourself or with other people. Here is our well-being mentor’s tip of the week for looking after yourself:

Take care with news and information

Stay connected with current events if you wish, but be careful where you get news and health information from. However, if news stories make you feel anxious or confused, think about switching off or limiting what you look at for a while.

Credits:

Created with images by LubosHouska - "books bookstore book" • Krystal Ng - "untitled image"