World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March! To celebrate, you can find lots of free resources on the official World Book Day website.
Why not listen to one of these free audiobooks? Or, check out these £1 books!
There is also a live event for secondary students, which invites young people and authors to consider reading’s relationship with the real world.
Taking place on Friday 5th March at 10:30am – live on the World Book Day website and YouTube channel – this event is hosted by actor and podcaster Jessie Cave, and features World Book Day authors Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell.
National Apprenticeship Week - Monday 8th to Sunday 14th February
At St. Joseph’s, our mission is to give our students the very best preparation for happy and successful futures, where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions for life. Academic qualifications are of great importance, but equally we believe that our young people should be prepared for the demands of further education, higher education and employment. Part of our Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) scheme is ensure our students are informed about all of their post-16 options, which is why we're supporting the annual National Apprenticeship Week campaign.
There are nearly 600 different apprenticeship standards across England, which cover more than 1700 different job roles. Can you guess which apprenticeship we are describing and match them up to the correct answer in this online quiz?
Alternatively, click here to see the wide variety of apprenticeships available across lots of different subjects.
To learn more about apprenticeships and join in with NAW activities throughout the week, join us on our official Facebook page or Twitter page.
Monday 1st February marked the start of the annual ‘Children’s Mental Health Week,’ an annual week-long campaign run by the Department for Education.
As we are living through unprecedented times, the issue of children’s mental health is more relevant than ever. If we can be assistance to any family that is experiencing difficulties, please get in touch with the College Pastoral Team. Even though we are all in lockdown there is a range of resources that we can access at College that may be of help to you.
An additional range of resources are being promoted during ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, until Sunday 7 February. This year’s theme is “Express Yourself” with the focus on children finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents to use during Children’s Mental Health Week.
Throughout the week, the Department for Education will be using its social media platforms to share a variety of mental health resources including ‘wellbeing for education return’ and the children and young people’s psychological first aid training which is run by Public Health England. Please contact your child’s Student Manager if you would like to request any help or support for your family.