Head over to our website now to read our summer newsletter. https://www.bluecoatacademy.org/newsletters/
In issue 16 find out what students got up to on their trip to Staffordshire University, see photos from Diversity Day and much more!
Blue Coat Church of England Academy, Walsall
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This is the official page for Blue Coat Church of England Academy in Walsall, West Midlands
The Christian ethos within our school is central to all we do and as a community we thrive on developing positive relationships and building mutual respect. We set high aspirations for all students and encourage pupils to make the most of their talents, while also enjoying the challenge of mastering new skills.
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Head over to our website now to read our summer newsletter. https://www.bluecoatacademy.org/newsletters/
We'd just like to wish all of our staff, pupils and families a happy summer holidays! We hope you have a lovely break and look forward to seeing you in September.
"Thank You, Lord, for the times of refreshment and opportunities to go away on a holiday, so that we may be renewed in body soul and spirit. And Lord, we particularly thank Your for this lovely summer holiday time, and pray that You would be with us as we spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the work-a-day week and take time to rest awhile.
Lord, it was You Who reminded Your own disciples that they needed to times of refreshment and from the stresses and strains of the day, and we thank You for this opportunity to enjoy different and new experiences. May our time away be one of warmth and love and filled with fun and fellowship. May our hearts overflow with Your joy and peace and may we fill our lungs with laughter.
Watch over our journey as we travel and protect us from all difficulties and dangers. May we rest in You and return refreshed in body soul and spirit to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name we pray,
This week's Career of the Week is a Dog Handler 🐕🦺
Dog handlers will attend training courses with their dog to help them improve their skills in detecting illegal substances, searching for missing people and more.
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Do you like LEGO? 🧱
Froglife has a new project based in Walsall called Coalface to Wildspace, which is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
Over the summer they will be hosting FREE workshops where you can create Lego models that, when complete, will go on tour in local venues.
The workshops are just half an hour long. To sign up, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/froglife-12154548406
Please share this post with a friend who you think may be interested!
Congratulations to all of our top students from last week.
Congratulations to all of our top forms from last week.
How will you change the world with the education you have?
Are you a student asking yourself… What Next?
You now have the chance to find out about post-exam options, with advice from experts on all the choices available.
Our What Next? magazine is a comprehensive guide that looks at the options available to post-16 and post-18 students, giving an insight into college, apprenticeships, training, sixth form and university.
The 2023 issue is out now!
Click here to visit our website and read the latest issue 👇
In partnership with South Staffordshire College 👍
5up have some places left Week 1 & 2 AT Blue Coat Church of England Academy, Walsall
To book simply follow the link below. https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/holiday-activities-programme-haf/haf-summer-activities-booking
Bookings must be completed by this Friday.
Clive Mark Schoolwear are acutely aware of the cost-of-living crisis that is impacting parents during these difficult times.
With this in mind, they have put together the attached offer, to allow all parents to get 25% off their blouses and shirts that they need to buy, alongside the purchase of a blazer.
Their blouses and shirts are very hardwearing, and designed for the rigours of being worn day to day in school.
Easyfundraising are hosting a giveaway where if we increase the number of supporters this month then we'll be in with a chance to win a £500 donation to the school.
Easyfundraising supports organisations to raise money by working with popular retailers to raise FREE donations every time you shop online. Sign up before Monday 31st July to get involved.
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This week's is a Robotics Engineer 🤖
If your son or daughter is the kind of person who likes creating new things or enjoys the challenge of having a puzzle to solve, then maybe this is the right job for them.
What career options are your son or daughter looking at?
Please share this with your children if you think they'd be interested.
If you’re one of this year’s shortlisted writers, you’ll be invited to the awards ceremony, receive a certificate, and receive a bag of books!
The closing date for the 2023 Young Muslim Writers Awards is midnight on Sunday 6th August 2023, so hurry on over to see Miss Duncombe to find out more.
Congratulations everyone! You should all be proud of yourselves 🤩
The Positive Outcomes Project (POP) is a health and wellbeing service catered for young adults aged 16-25 in Walsall.
They have created an accessible support network that is welcoming for young people.
They will mentor young adults by exploring challenges together and any issues that are affecting you.
POP encourage better coping mechanisms and signpost to specialist help.
Visit their website to access their support today.
We are very pleased to announce that we have received an 'Excellent' rating from SIAMS! Here are a few quotes that summarise their key findings of Blue Coat CofE Academy.
To read their report, please click here: https://www.churchofengland.org/about/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/siams-inspections/siams-inspection-reports
🫖 The Rectory Tea Parties are back! 🫖
Jim and Priscilla will be hosting two Rectory Tea Parties over the summer:
➡ Saturday 15th July
➡ Saturday 16th September
You are all welcome to drop in at some point between those times on whichever date suits you best. Drinks and cakes will be provided, but if you fancy baking, any other donations of cakes would be gratefully received.
Please let us know if you plan to bring a cake or tray-bake. Otherwise, feel free just to turn up and hopefully the weather will be good enough to sit in the garden.
Get in touch if you don't know where the rectory is!
This week's Career of the Week is an RAF Officer.
Being an RAF Officer is so much more than just flying planes.
You could be providing information for your team, planning out future missions, giving training to other staff and more.
Would your son or daughter like to work for the RAF?
It's officially 1 week to go until our Summer Prize Evening!
❤ this post if you're coming!
A number of activities including Muay Thai, boxing and football will be held at the school over the summer as part of Walsall's HAF programme. If you are interested in registering your child, you can do so via the locations listed or by visiting their website: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/holiday-activities-programme-haf
Booking will need to be done as soon as possible as places may go quickly!
West Midlands discounted autumn term train tickets are now available to purchase from their website. Visit this link to secure your tickets today https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/tickets-discounts/discounts/student-season-train-tickets
Sassy Sensory Surprises are hosting exciting sensory sessions over the summer. Head over to Walsall Council's website to book now: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/holiday-activities-programme-haf/haf-summer-activities-booking
This week's Career Of The Week is a Social Media Manager. Did you think that working in social media meant just uploading a couple of pictures on Instagram? Then think again!
You will be developing strategies on how to target your business' audience, engaging with customers on various platforms, creating analytical reports and much more.
Does your son or daughter want to work in social media?
One Palfrey Big Local are working in partnership with Steps to Work, offering employment support and training opportunities locally. Over 20 organisations will participate at The Big Impact Event on Tuesday 11th July, Palfrey Park - The Seedhut.
Pupils from Blue Coat CE Academy are welcome to join the event to take advantage of this opportunity to help them in exploring their future work options.
Is Amino a no-no? 🤔⛔ It’s a social media platform which encourages interaction and user-generated content – but should young people be amenable to Amino? Our guide has the essential info you need 👀
Download >> https://bit.ly/44nRZt8
Blue Coat Academy would like to wish all of our students and families a happy Eid Al-Adha.
Well done to all of our top forms for their performance over this half term so far!
Well done to all of our top students last week!
“How are you today?” 🤖💬 AI chatbots are among the most talked-about digital developments of recent times, but how safe are they for young people? This week’s assesses these ‘virtual friends’ from an perspective 🔎
Download >> https://bit.ly/42PExNL
Congratulations to all of our top students, and the Alexa winner!
Congratulations to all top forms!
Walsall Sea Cadets are delivering a FREE multi-sports provision in the summer holidays. ☀
All children and young people will have the opportunity to experience a range of sports, arts and crafts and much more alongside a free hot meal every day they attend.
Places are limited so first come first served, this is for children who are eligible for Free School Meals. 🥗
Monday 31st July - Thursday 3rd August
Monday 7th August - Thursday 10th August
Monday 14th August - Thursday 17th August
Monday 21st August - Thursday 24th August
Session times: 9 am - 1 pm
Please click the link to register today: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHRdHDSX-pIs_pfKxCJBGga6M3RpLmLBWcxVlwrzodR_ucYg/viewform?pli=1
A huge well done to everyone who donated towards this year's Lent Appeal - we managed to raise £823 for NOAD Pakistan!
For those who don't know, NOAD Pakistan is a charity that educates communities in Pakistan on the value of disabled people as well as providing resources to help them.
Will your children be travelling by bus when they join us in September?
National Express West Midlands are offering a £10 discount for all NEW direct debit customers who purchase an under 18 bus pass. This bus pass is perfect for helping your child get to school; and can be used on weekends and school holidays too.
To register for the bus pass please follow the link on the poster, or click the link in our bio called 'Save for bus travel'.
“Easy cash, no strings attached” 💰💰💰 Young people are being recruited via social media to serve as money mules, ‘washing’ illegal funds through their bank accounts. Our guide profiles this developing risk 🛡
Download >> https://bit.ly/3Nt8Zss
Summer Voices will return to our Bandstand on the 17th June at 11.30am! Our Bandstand concerts are free to attend so come along with a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of local choirs performing on our historic Bandstand.
Do your children use OmeTV?
OmeTV is another app promising to connect people across the world 🌍 Naturally, it comes with a lot of familiar dangers. Our guide details the risks of OmeTV 📺 and how to ensure your child’s while using the app!
Download >> https://bit.ly/3WVyWE1
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Hydesville Tower School has been leading independent education in Walsall for boys and girls aged 3