Help your child manage their time study time – this plus other BEP’s city wide events/opportunities
We are proud to belong to Bristol Education Partnership (BEP) who is a collaboration of schools across the city that includes 8-10 state secondaries and 8-10 Independent secondaries. This partnership secures funding for some really interesting projects designed to broaden young people’s experience of education, opening up new opportunities and overcoming disadvantage. Please see below an update from the Partnership full of forthcoming events and news.
Wednesday 8 November, 16:15-17:15 Growing up under a dictatorship in a Spanish speaking country Badminton School
Students and staff at BEP schools are invited to join a discussion (in Spanish!) of life during or soon after the Franco dictatorship in Spain and General Guillermo Rodriguez Lara in Ecuador. This event is aimed at Y11-13 pupils. For further information and to book places contact Natasha Walton – [email protected]
Tuesday 14 November, 16.30 – 17.30 Get Expert Help with Managing your Study Time Online Talk for Students
This session from The Study Buddy, Nathan McGurl, will help students develop good habits of learning and strategies to manage their time, particularly in their preparation for exams. For students in Years 10-13. Tickets can be booked here.
Tuesday 14 November, 18.00-19.00 Help your Child Manage their Study Time Online Talk for Parents
In this free webinar for parents, Nathan McGurl, AKA The Study Buddy, will talk parents through how they can support their children to build good study habits and manage their time effectively so that they can be successful. Particularly for parents of students in Years 10-13 who will be sitting exams next summer. Places can be booked here.
Monday 27 November, 15.15 – 16.45 Chess Tournament Bristol Grammar School – For this, Team Fairfield is looking for its own chess enthusiasts
BEP schools are invited to a chess tournament at Bristol Grammar School on 27 November. This event will be a Regional Qualifier Tournament in the National Schools’ Chess Championships under the auspices of the English Chess Federation. Teams are asked to arrive between 3.15 and 3.45pm and the first games will get under-way by 4pm. Four rounds of quick-play chess will be played with a time control of 10 minutes, plus 5 seconds per move. Teams are of six players. Schools can provisionally enter up to 2 teams.
The link to enter is: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/english-schools-chess-championships-2023-24/.
IN OTHER NEWS…
Bristol Museums Learning opportunity for GCSE and A-level students
The current display at Bristol Museum, Opulent Origins: 200 Years of Displaying Fine Art, reimagines their first ever art exhibitions 200 years ago. Book a session with Curatorial Trainee, Emma Meehan for an immersive experience focussing on paintings and power. The session will look at the Bristol of 200 years ago, the different types of paintings in the collection, and how to navigate problematic histories, such as the sources of wealth in our collection. For more information and to book your class in for this free opportunity email [email protected].
As part of the exhibition, the Museum is welcoming community art inspired by the collection. Submit your artwork to have your masterpiece included in this display at Bristol Museums.
MShed Historical Walks
The MShed offers a range of Historical Walks looking at different aspects of Bristol’s history including one of the newest, Bristol Abolition. Join MShed volunteers and walk leaders for some fresh air and Bristol history. Why not sign up and take your students? Details are here.
Handbook for Education Professionals in Bristol
The University of Bristol’s new edition of the Handbook for Education Professionals: Bristol Guide is now available. It is an invaluable resource for all educational professionals in the city – with information on changes to education legislation, professional duties, rights and responsibilities, and updates on data protection, safeguarding and equality. BEP schools and staff are entitled to a 10% discount. Send an email to find out more.
Into Film – Education Ambassador Scheme – for school staff
Into Film Ambassadors are a group of educators from across the UK that provide advice, insights and feedback that help shape the Into Film programme – and they are currently recruiting for their Education Ambassador scheme. This core group of film-loving education experts meet to share opinions, best practice, and engage in professional development opportunities. They are also advocates in promoting the value of film education and the Into Film offer amongst their peers and wider communities. They are particularly interested in hearing from careers leads in schools and any educators with experience of using film in the classroom. The link to their Ambassador page and application is here – https://www.intofilm.org/ambassadors/education-ambassadors.
Refuse – Free E-waste workshop for BEP schools
BEP schools are invited to book Year 7 students in for a free e-waste workshop where children consider and experience the local and global issues surrounding electronic waste. Class-sized groups will have the opportunity to learn hands-on, practical skills in an interactive ‘Electronic Repair Shop’ classroom, whilst taking time to think about what happens to unused or unwanted technological items, through a range of bespoke activities.
Situated in the new and exciting SPARKS department store in centre of Bristol Broadmead, SustainableHive are proud to offer schools the opportunity to book a free workshop. Click here for the booking form.
Active Travel Ambassador (ATA) Programme
This programme empowers secondary school pupils with the skills and confidence to tackle travel issues in their school community. The programme works with 6-12 pupils in each school to research, design and deliver their own campaign, with each school having the opportunity to win £200 funding for campaign delivery at a multi-school event. The programme is run in partnership with Bristol and South Gloucestershire Council and the Bikeability Trust.
If you are interested or would like to hear more, contact [email protected], the South West Active Travel Ambassador Programme Coordinator. Spaces are limited so get in touch soon to secure a place on the programme.
CoDesigning a more Sustainable Future for your School – Conference from Schools of Tomorrow with Edge
If you want to look at devoloping a sustainability strategy for your school, sign up for this second Sustainable Education Summit, organised by Schools of Tomorrow with Edge, taking place on Thursday 16 November, 10.00 – 15.00 at Windmill Village Hotel Coventry. There will be keynote sessions with Alba Brandt, co-founder of the Green School, South Africa, Professor Micky Gjerris Professor of Bioethics at the University of Copenhagen and Shaun McInerney from the University of Worcester. Plus a live virtual visit to meet changemakers in India, a session with Windsor Academy Trust on the development of their sustainability strategy and the launch of the Foundation for Education Development one-stop-shop Climate Change and Sustainability Toolkit for teachers and school leaders.
The summit is for both primary and secondary schools and for student leaders aged 10-18. Places can be booked at https://tinyurl.com/5c8dw356