Blackburn College Taster Courses

Blackburn College is running the ‘Young Hair and Beauty’ and ‘Young Chef’ award again this year.

These clubs are usually extremely popular with those students who are thinking of studying a Hair/ Beauty or Catering / Hospitality course at college. Both clubs are taking place on the college campus over four Saturdays in February and March.

The clubs offer students the chance to learn some basic skills and get a taste of their chosen course, as well as receiving an award at the end. This may help those who wish to pursue a career or have applied/ looking to apply to a college course in these particular areas.

Please click the leaflets below for more information

           

NOTICE: ParentPay website update

ParentPay are making some changes to their website, which will include:

Security update outdated browsers will no longer be supported to make sure parents’ details are secure.

New support area making it easier for parents to access dedicated FAQs and lots of useful tips.

New login area which encourages parents to use a verified email address as a username, helping to reduce ‘forgotten’ login queries from parents.

What will happen and when?

ParentPay.com will not be available between 4PM and 5PM on Tuesday 09 February, whilst the new website is made live.

IMPORTANT – USERNAME AND PASSWORDS:

It is likely that some parents’ internet browsers will no longer remember their saved ParentPay username and/or password.

If parents cannot remember their login details, they just need to click on the relevant link in the help section on the new login page.

Find out more

Parent eSafety Resources

We have added a new section to our school website which includes a series of resources for parents to use when looking at keeping their children safe online. This includes a range of help guides for various social media networks. These will be added to over time, so it will be worth checking back periodically.

You can access these resources by clicking here.

Holocaust Memorial Day

National Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated with a special assembly delivered by year 9 students.

The theme ‘Don’t stand by’ was poignant, as students reflected on genocide from across the world and outlined tragic events of the Holocaust, genocide in Rwanda (1994), Genocide in Bosnia (1995) and genocide in Darfur (2003). Rabbi Walker shared an inspirational story which reflected on the value of human life, the Mayor of Hyndburn shared an insightful speech about the tragedy of each genocide and highlighted the importance of learning from the past.

The Mayor of Hyndburn thanked the students for participating in the assembly and presented the Chair of Governors Mr David Brunskill with a special Holocaust Memorial plaque which will be displayed in school. Headteacher Mr Trickett concluded the assembly by highlighting the fundamental values of ‘liberty, equality and fraternity, which are important for humanity today.

Special guests at the Holocaust Memorial Day assembly included (l-r) Chair of Governors Mr David Brunskill, Mayor of Hyndburn Mrs Marlene Haworth, Mayoress of Hyndburn Mrs Dorothy Berry, Rhyddings Headteacher Mr Paul Trickett and Rabbi Walker.

Special guests at the Holocaust Memorial Day assembly included (l-r) Chair of Governors Mr David Brunskill, Mayor of Hyndburn Mrs Marlene Haworth, Mayoress of Hyndburn Mrs Dorothy Berry, Rhyddings Headteacher Mr Paul Trickett and Rabbi Walker.

 

World Exploration Day Three

Our next World Exploration Day for Y7-Y10 is on Thursday 17th March 2016, Students will be going to their curriculum lessons as normal but they will have the opportunity to learn about global and national events alongside their usual curriculum requirements. Competitions will be running all day throughout lessons and students will have the chance to excel and earn House Points for their continent.

It is also “St Patricks Day” and we will be holding a Ceilidh in the Venue in Evolve lesson time for Y7 students.

There will also be work going on for “Sports Relief 2016” in preparation for our school run on Friday 18th March 2016 throughout the day.

Get earning those House points!