Jekyll & Hyde Performance for Year 11


Big Brum Theatre in Education came to visit us on Thursday 27th February to perform for our Year 11 GCSE students.

Big Brum’s production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ adapted by Chris Cooper is a powerful drama, rich in imagery that illuminates the themes at the heart of Stevenson’s complex text. Themes such as identity, good and evil, love and hate knowledge and ethics, power and responsibility, and what makes us human. However hard you try to hide your feelings, you can never truly hide them forever…

The performance was arranged as a way of assisting the year 11 students with their understanding of the plot, characters and themes from the Victorian novella Jekyll and Hyde. This proved to be a highly beneficial experience for them in preparation for their forthcoming literature mocks and GCSEs.

      

 

MMR Vaccinations


The rise in the incidence of measles and mumps is directly linked to the fall-off in Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination rates.  In order to address this worrying situation, NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a school based MMR catch up programme.   This will commence from March 2020 for children in school years 8, 9 and 10 who are deemed eligible by missing one or both doses of MMR.

The link below provides information about measles and the benefits of the MMR vaccine

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/543379/9867_MMR_A5leaflet.pdf

Department for Education – Coronavirus Advice for Parents/Carers


Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

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