Fabulous Half Term Activities for Youngsters - ViveStars Holiday Club

Focusing on, but not exclusively, children with additional needs aged 8-12 years old and their siblings. 
ViveStars is a weekly session where siblings, regardless of disability, can come together to take part in an activity. We will have a parent’s area where parents can get information on different activities, support groups, relevant medical info, relevant services, etc. There will be opportunities to talk and ask questions, or just share experiences with other parents/carers. We are hoping this will create a network of families who can support each other.

For more information click HERE
 

Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 is almost here! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet', we call upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.

The websites linked below have advice for parents / careers / children and a catalogue of resource materials which schools could consider to support the messages.

https://www.saferinternetday.org/web/united-kingdom/sid

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/teachers-and-professionals/teaching-resources

 

Glandular Fever

Unfortunately a child was admitted to hospital during the holiday for glandular fever. It is a viral infection that is passed on through saliva. This can be through coughing and sneezing or sharing eating utensils or drinking vessels. 

The most common symptoms of the condition are:
•    a high temperature (fever)
•    a sore throat – this is usually more painful than any you may have had before
•    swollen glands in your neck and possibly in other parts of your body, such as under your armpits
•    fatigue (extreme tiredness)

Not everyone gets all of these symptoms. Most symptoms of glandular fever will usually resolve within two or three weeks. The throat will normally feel most sore for three to five days after symptoms start before gradually improving, and the fever will usually last 10 to 14 days.
Fatigue is the most persistent symptom and often lasts a few weeks, although some people may feel persistently fatigued for several months after the other symptoms have passed.
When to seek medical advice
Contact your GP if you suspect that you or your child has glandular fever.
Go to  the accident and emergency (A&E) department or dial 999 for an ambulance if you have glandular fever and you:
•    develop a rasping breath (stridor) or have any breathing difficulties
•    find swallowing fluids difficult
•    develop intense abdominal pain

Moving On

Post 16's Moving On event was a brilliant success! Thank you to all the parents/carers and providers who attended. It was a great opportunity for our young people and their parent/carers to discuss our students' options after Post 16. It is never too early to start thinking about choices available and to prepare for adulthood.

Post 16 Christmas Market

Everyone in Post 16 would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support and donations for the Christmas market. The students worked extremely hard making all the products and they enjoyed selling them on the stalls over the three days.

The cafe was very popular too so thank you all for attending and supporting the school.  The whole event was a huge success!

All the proceeds will go towards student rewards including merit prizes and educational trips out of school. 

We would also like to thank the Rotary Club for their teddy stall too!