Bristol Education Partnership news, events & opportunities
We are proud to belong to Bristol Education Partnership whose collaborative approach aims 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.
BEP SCHOOL AND PARTNER EVENTS
Tuesday 8 November, 18.00-19.00 Online Talk for Parents Help your Child Manage their Study Time
In this talk 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
Thursday 10 November, 16.00 – 17.00 Online Talk for Students Get Expert Help with Managing your Study Time
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
7-18 November Transform Our World Youth Summit 2022
This year’s Transform Our World Youth Summit will explore what power is, how it’s used in different ways, and how we all have power within us that we can use to create a better world. Taking place at the same time as COP27 whilst conversations are happening at a global level, the Summit will provide a focus on young people and the importance of their involvement in decision making. Join online for a series of interactive, youth-led workshops and discover how power is key to transforming our world.
Thursday 24 November, 15.30 – 17.00 Raising Literacy Through Film
This free online session being put on specially for BEP by Into Film will help teachers explore how film can be used effectively and imaginatively across the curriculum to develop students’ literacy skills. Places are free of charge and can be booked here
6 December 2022, 16.00 – 17.00 Tools to Build Self-belief and Good Mental Health online talk with James Shone
This event for students in Year 9 and above will help build confidence and belief in themselves. This is key to maintaining good mental health. James Shone set up the charity I Can and I Am in response to losing his sight. An inspiring speaker, James uses his own philosophy and experiences to support young people to respond to setbacks, teenage anxiety and lack of self-esteem and develop a positive attitude to life.
This webinar is part of BEP’s series of Life Skills talks for students. Places can be booked here
Friday 6 January 2023 Cyber Interactive Careers Event
This Cyber Interactive Careers Event is aimed at students in key stages 4 and 5 (16 – 18 years). It is an opportunity for students to meet employers during interactive sessions where each will be describing and providing taster activities around different cyber disciplines. The aim is to give students a flavour of the different roles within cyber. They will also have the chance to discuss opportunities with different employers, some of which are offering apprenticeships and work experience. It will be a half-day event finishing by 1.30pm.
Places are limited to those that are considering a career in cyber. Please email [email protected] and provide an indication of how many students are interested.
OTHER NEWS …
Bristol Teacherfest Report
The report of Bristol Teacherfest 2022 is now available and can be accessed via this link: Bristol Teacherfest Report 2022 – Bristol Learning City
The Royal Photographic Society is now an official Into Film Club
The RPS will be hosting film screenings, for families and children under 18, on the last Sunday of every month. All you need to do to take part is register as a member of the club. Once you’ve registered you can keep up to date on the latest screening and news.
Join the Club at: https://id.intofilm.org/join-club by following the link and register with their club code: CC967F77
Bristol Young City Poet 2023
Lyra Festival is launching the inaugural Bristol Young City Poet scheme this Autumn. The scheme involves workshops available to secondary schools and community groups and organisations based anywhere in Bristol, aimed at young people aged 14-17 (school years 10-12). The workshops will be delivered by professional poets Deanna Rodger and Caleb Parkin (Bristol City Poet 2020-2022) and will culminate in one individual being appointed as Bristol’s first ever Young City Poet. The position will last from April 2023 – April 2024.
The workshops will engage young people with self-expression, public speaking and self-empowerment through the medium of spoken word and poetry, inviting participants to write about what Bristol means to them – its people, places, history, etc.
They are able to offer 8 of the workshops for free, and 50 per cent of the free workshop places are reserved for participating community groups and state schools in underrepresented and council priority areas of Bristol. The deadline to apply to take part in this project is 21 October 2022. If you are a school/group looking to apply, please email [email protected]
The David Selwyn Short Story Competition
Students at BEP schools are invited to enter this competition, organised by BGS in association with the Jane Austen Society for a short story inspired by Jane Austen. The first prize is £100 and two runners-up will receive £50 each.
Entrants who are 18 or under are invited to submit a short story, of no more than 3000 words, in response to one of the following quotations from the works of Jane Austen:
Either: Till this moment I never knew myself (Pride and Prejudice)
Or: Vanity working on a weak head produces every sort of mischief (Emma)
Entrants should add their chosen quotation as an epigraph, between the title and the first line of your story. Entries should just include the title, the text and the name of the writer. All other information, including the name of the contact teacher and the name of the entrant’s school, should be included in the covering email. The competition will be adjudicated by the English department at BGS.
Please send entries as a pdf by email to: [email protected] by Friday 6 January 2023.
Young Green Briton
Schools are invited to take part in a national trial of the Young Green Briton challenge – a free, curriculum aligned national platform to nurture, support and celebrate youth-led, school-based climate action. The initiative would work well with a KS3 year group.
A quick summary:
- Develops transferable skills, agency and links to the local community
- Links to careers education
- £500 seed funding (provided for each school)
- In person workshop day, facilitated by our team
- Teaching materials (for prep and follow up following the in person day)
- Volunteer support
- Opportunity for young people to participate in the national challenge (May/June ‘23) and win £1000 seed funding plus mentorship support
The year-long Challenge uses an adapted design thinking curriculum to enable students to learn and apply design, innovation and other transferable skills. They will explore local climate and sustainability issues and design entrepreneurial solutions or campaigns to address the problems they identify. The Challenge focuses on applied design, innovation and business skills, linking to careers education, as well as national curriculum objectives in DT, Geography, Science, and PSHE.
This year they plan to work with just 20 secondary schools from across the country, who will each receive, free of charge – facilitated workshops, materials, volunteer support and seed funding. The project is funded by the Green Britain Foundation (linked to Ecotricity) and brings together partners from the Ministry of Eco Education, Social Innovation for All, I Have a Voice and Volunteers for Future. The aim is to work with one year group in each school, most likely in Key Stage 3. Find more information here.