Newsletter 12th February 2021

Published by John Crabtree on

It is difficult to believe that we are coming to the end of the first half of this term. I continue to be hugely impressed by your hard work and commitment. Keep going everyone – there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is shining brightly.

I would like to thank all the members of staff in the BAWB Team who are working so hard in incredibly challenging circumstances and making themselves available at night and weekends to support children learning from home. What a great team!

Live Class Calls

We eagerly await news from the government about what returning to schools might look like, and when it might be. In the meantime, we continue to offer our tailored remote-learning package and thank you again for your commitment and hard work. In order to ‘balance’ the fact that our in-school learners have more face-to-face time with a teacher, our weekly class calls will focus on home leaners only for the next few weeks. This should provide a smaller and more personalised forum for engaging with their teacher.

World Book Day

Calling all readers … and I know there are lots of you out there!

Our schools need YOU to do a sponsored read / listen over half term. All you need to do is read a little bit (or listen to a little bit) of a book every day of the holiday and record it. Your efforts could help us to raise some money for new books in our schools. Please see the sponsored read letter attached to this newsletter – it has everything you need to get going.

If any friends or families would like to make a donation, they can do it via our JustGiving page:

However, don’t worry if it is difficult to find people to sponsor you, you can still take part and will still receive a certificate if you complete the challenge.

Thank you very much to Dales Books who have organised this challenge for us in preparation for World Book Day on March 4th. They have also helped us with a Reading Bingo challenge and lots of other lovely activities which we will let you know about after half term.

We will also be having a dressing up day on World Book Day for all our learners, whether at home or in school. We would like you all to dress up as heroes as we think you have all been real-life heroes during lockdown!

Great North Air Ambulance Collections – Date for the Diary

GNAAS will collect your used clothing and ink cartridges from all three schools during the morning of Monday 19 April. Please note that we cannot currently store any items in school and would ask that you bring your bags to school on the morning of the collection.

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