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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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KS4 Weekly Bulletin

Monday 18th May 2020

Dear Parents, Carers and young people,

Careers week

Careers week!!! For those of you that have been following the year team on Twitter you will know excited we are about Careers week. Granted this year will look and feel slightly different, like all things not to be missed this year we are going digital. The Virtual Careers Festival, ‘Paving the Way’, has been created by our partners in the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge, the Local Enterprise Partnership and more than 40 local companies and employers. Using the Learn Live online platform, students will be able to participate in a four day event. The platform can be accessed via laptop, tablet and mobile phones. I’m hopeful you will have already registered and planned your week. I can’t wait to hear all about what you’re getting up to!

www.learnliveuk.com/paving-the-way-virtual-careers-festival

Mental Health Awareness week

This week is mental health awareness week; now more than ever it is so important to look after our mental health and be kind to ourselves. Whilst there are lots of really positive things to come out of lock down, having more time to have a go at the things you enjoy, taking up new hobbies or spending time with your families. It can also come with its challenges. Kooth have created a range of fantastic online resources to support you during this time. Check them out at www.Kooth.com .

The PHS YouTube channel also has the latest assembly from Mr Bennett and details how you can get more involved with school life. You can visit the page through our twitter page or via the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eL1JE1Q7NI

School site

The closure of the school building to our community (except for students of key workers) is a tough one to get our heads around at times, can we please remind our young people that in order to observe the social distancing guidance and to protect our key workers that the school site is closed. Students should not be gathering on the school playing fields.

Poynton’s got Talent

We are very excited to announce the launch of Poynton’s Got Talent. After half term, Mr Rawling will be looking for students (and families) to submit a three minute performance of their talent. This could be anything at all. The only rules are that your talent must be shown on a video of no more than three minutes and to stay safe and obey social distancing. The poster can be found on our website and is attached to the end of this bulletin. We very much look forward to you showcasing your talents. Watch out for more information after half term.

I would love to see pictures of what you are doing too, so tweet or email me! It’ll help us to feel connected as a year team.

Finally, please remember that although we are not physically in school, we are still a community and we will do everything we can to support you and your learning during this time. If ever you need anything, drop me an email.

Stay safe, keep learning and look after yourselves and your families,

Mrs R. Dempsey

rdempsey@phs.cheshire.sch.uk

Director of Learning to Key Stage 4

@PHS_Year10   @PHS_Year11