Blog # 11 – w/c 17/01/2022
Well, that’s another successful week of the spring term under our belts and another week of near–normal school activity.
I’m sure that you keep an eye on the news so you will all be aware that, from 26th January (Wednesday), Government restrictions are being lifted and there is no longer a requirement to wear face masks in school. While many schools are insisting that this is too soon, we have chosen to follow the guidance and therefore students will not need to wear a face covering from Wednesday of this week. However, if students or staff feel safer by continuing to wear a face covering, this will be entirely at their discretion.
Youth Sport Trust – ‘Active in Mind’ Project
On Wednesday, we were really lucky to have ‘World Champion’ in-line skater Jenna Dowling in school. She ran a workshop for five Year 10 students. The students then planned their own session, which they delivered to a group of Year 7s and 8s.
The skills-based session helped to promote positive wellbeing through sport.
We feel really lucky to have had the support of a world champion athlete, and want to say a huge ‘Well Done’ to everyone for talking part; it was a great day!
I Can Save a Life!
Year 10 and 11 Health and Social Care students completed the 'I Can Save a Life' First Aid workshop on Monday 17th. This training not only gave them the chance to learn, experience and put into practice life-saving skills, but every single student achieved the highest grade possible.
This workshop has been planned for a long time but had been cancelled three times due to Covid restrictions. It was fantastic to be able to run the course (at last), and it was great to see the students grow in confidence as the day went on with the help of our fantastic instructor ‘Sam’.
During the day, students learned how to perform CPR, use a defibrillator and learned how to treat injuries such as choking, shock, burns and scalds, bleeding and asthma attacks.
Blacon High School and the Blacon community can now rest safely knowing these students are on hand in any emergency!
This is brilliant and our congratulations go to everyone involved, especially to Miss Sutton for organising it.
Do you feel like you need to get a bit fitter, need to get a bit healthier or, like me, feel like you need to run off some of the extra food we all ate over the Christmas break? Yes?
Here’s a reminder that Cross Country Club for Years 7-11, and any staff who want to join in, will take place after school each Wednesday from 3.00pm – 4.00pm on the school field.
Mrs Beyer can’t wait to see you all there.
As always, we will keep you updated with news, events and any guidance that changes from either the government, Public Health England or the local authority.