For the next 5 days we are going to post a “Taking care of YOU” top tip for our young people and families. We know this is a hard time for everyone and taking care of your mind as well as your body is so important at this time. These tips might not be anything new but sometimes it is helpful to have ideas broken down and shared again. Pass them on and help others too!
Taking Care of YOU – Day one Talk to someone about your worries. It’s ok to feel helpless, scared or anxious at this time. It’s also ok to feel fine. Everyone reacts differently. Try talking to someone you trust about how you feel. Sharing our worries helps. If you don’t feel you can talk to someone you know, click the link below for a range of fantastic helplines.
To start this Half Term Miss Sinden led a Rough Puff Pastry themed cook-along for her Y10 Hospitality and Catering students.
Homemade Rough Puff Pastry is a rewarding product to make, as with a bit of rolling and folding of the dough, great tasting results can be achieved. The students had the choice of making a sweet dish (Fruit Jalousie) or savoury (Meat Pasty). Special mention to Tegan, Sam, Jasmine, Aiden & Billy for joining the cook-along.
Have the walls of your bedroom become a little dull and boring? Do you miss traveling to exciting places and making friends in other countries?
Then the German department has the perfect cure for you!!
FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR Y9 and 10 GERMAN STUDENTS:
Dear Y9 German students,
as you will be aware our annual Exchange visit with the Hölderlin Gymnasium in Lauffen, Germany could not take place this academic year due to COVID and as we are unable to predict the future, it is not certain if it will be able to run in the next academic year.
So that we continue our contact with our Partner School, and we perhaps find future Exchange partners, Mr Holfelder, the German Link Teacher in our Exchange School and myself, Mrs Dias-French, would like to establish Email links between you and German students.
This could either lead to a future exchange or just be a great opportunity for you to establish an email link with a student at a German school, improve your German and your partner’s English and above all, to get to know about your common interests! You can basically make a really good friend in another country without traveling!
We will try our very best to match up English and German students according to their interests, so in order for us to be able to do a good job, I would ask you, if you are interested in taking part to write a little fact file about yourself(see document attached to SATCHEL), telling me about yourself, hobbies, interests, favourite music, TV programme etc.
If you are interested, please email with your Southam College email address by 22 February. Emails must go to:
Did you know that you can revise Maths and English in Year 10 as well as Science?
While there is uncertainty about how you will be examined this year, examined you will be and you need to be prepared. There is still time to use Tassomai to make this easier for you, even if you have not made full use of it yet. Just log into it and do the questions it tells you to do each day, it couldn’t be simpler. While you are there, go into ‘Settings’ then ‘manage your classes’ and choose your Maths and English groups.
Forgotten your password? Send Mr Eltringham an email and he can re-set it for you.
Got questions about Tassomai you are too embarrassed to ask? Send Mr Eltringham an email, he’s there to help and he’s probably heard it all before. He certainly won’t laugh at you.