Author: kirsty.speck@breckenbrough.org.uk

School Closure

Owing to the extreme weather conditions the decision has been made to close the school to all students and staff, as of lunch time on Thursday 1st March 2018. Read more

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour

In the week beginning 2nd October, with the support of shopping centre intu, The National Autistic Society will be launching ‘Autism Hour’. Shops and businesses across the UK will be taking simple steps for 60 minutes that lead to a more autism-friendly world. Participating shops and businesses will be turning down music and other noise, dimming lights and sharing information about autism with their employees.

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NYSCB Briefing – Snap Maps

Please find below a link to the latest North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Boards Briefing which focuses on the social media app Snapchat.

Snapchat have recently launched a new functionality called Snap Maps which has been raised by a number of professionals in North Yorkshire as a concern to the safety of children and young people.

 

To access the Briefing visit: http://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/professionals/brefings

Reverse Advent Calendar

For Christmas 2016, we decided to do something a little different around school and we introduced the idea of a Reverse Advent Calendar.

Each day throughout December we added an item to the boxes set up around school. Before we broke up for the Christmas Holidays we donated the items to the foodbank in Thirsk.

As you can see from the picture below we had many items generously given from pupils, staff and parents. Items included food, treats and toiletries.

Thank you to everyone that kindly donated – the staff at the foodbank were very thankful.

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Having received a thank you from The Clock, we are very happy to report that they were able to put together and deliver 40 extra special food parcels for young people and families who are in financial hardship.  The responses were incredibly including ‘Please thank everyone for thinking of us’.

Thank you all again for your support with this very worthwhile project – truly the spirit of Christmas.

Enterprise Project

Throughout the second half of the Autumn term the pupils at Breckenbrough School have been working hard during their PSHRE lessons to create and design a product they would then sell at Thirsk Market. Each class had a budget of £10 which they could use in anyway they saw fit in this development process.
After considering many different products, thinking about market demand at this time of year as well as many other entrepreneurial ideas the pupils set about making their ideas a reality.
Ranging from Primary all the way to Y11s, we then took pupils to Thirsk market just before Christmas to try and sell our products. Although the day was very cold and glum the pupils approached this with enthusiasm for the task at hand. Despite frost bite kicking in at lunch time we stuck to it for the final push!

Well done everyone – a huge success!

 

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