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Friday 9 May 2014 Langley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Dear Parents and Care Givers Funky Friday Presentation & Fashion Show – ‘Bins, Borders & Ballgowns’ - Thursday 15 May 6.30- 8pm For the past term the Year 7 Funky Friday pupils have been engaged in an Environmental Project and all of their work culminates in an evening to which parents, family and friends are invited. There will be a series of presentations of all the students’ work, followed by a Fashion Show in the Dovehouse Theatre, where the majority of the costumes on the catwalk will have been made from recycled materials! This has been a very popular event in the past so we would urge you to book your tickets [price £2 each] early, via the Box Office, 0121 706 7139 Important Health Update CHICKEN POX: We have had a confirmed case of Chicken Pox in school – please be vigilant with any unusual rashes/spots. Your GP/chemist will be able to offer further advice. MEDICINE IN SCHOOL: If you wish to send any medication into school please ensure you write a note giving us permission to administer this to your child. If you have any issues you wish to discuss regarding any health matters please do not hesitate to contact me on 0121-706 9771, Extension 217. Mrs Kehoe, School Matron, First Aid Room Book of the Week The Book of the Week for the week beginning Monday 12 May 2014 is: “Finding Jennifer Jones” by Anne Cassidy Kate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen-year-old girl. She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend. But Kate's not really normal at all. 'Kate' is in fact a carefully constructed façade for a girl called Jennifer Jones - and it's a façade that's crumbling fast. Jennifer has spent the last nine years frantically trying to escape from her horrifying past. Increasingly desperate, Jennifer decides to do something drastic. She contacts the only other girl who might understand what she's dealing with, breaking every rule of her parole along the way. This is the powerful sequel to the Carnegie Medal nominated ‘Looking for JJ’. It is a tense, emotional thriller about guilt, running away and wondering if you can ever truly know yourself. “We Will Rock You” A DVD of the sell-out show is now available on Parentpay [or via Paypoint letter] priced £6.00. Please bring your receipt number with you to the Drama Department to collect your DVD. Thank you.

Post 16 Information & Careers News Warwickshire College – Moreton Morrell Annual Show, Warwick, CV35 9BL Saturday 17th May 2014 - 10.00am – 4.00pm The annual show is not only an exciting day out but also gives students the chance to see particular careers in action from agriculture to equine, veterinary nursing, countryside management, floristry, construction, blacksmithing and much more. For more information and to book tickets online visit: or telephone 0300 45 60049 The Transition Event in association with Progress - Thursday 22nd May 9.30am – 4.30pm at The National Motorcycle Museum, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 OEJ The transition event is a great opportunity for young people with additional needs, their families, friends and carers to explore the many aspects of the move into adulthood. This free, one day exhibition brings together products, services and experts on a whole host of issues including education, support, mobility, employment, apprenticeship opportunities and benefits. Please register your interest on 01223 207770 or email Apprenticeships in Hairdressing Richard Wallace Hairdressing is now recruiting for Summer 2014. For an informal chat, please call 0121 705 8070, or email . Engineering Materials Summer School - University of Manchester – Y10/Y11 Monday 14- Thursday 17 July / Monday 28 – Thursday 31 July – full board 3 nights residential school £185. Y10 and 11 students are invited to sample university life and take part in lab-based activities, lectures and team challenges. To find out more please visit , telephone 0161 306 5959 or email: Queen Alexandra College, Harborne B17 9TG – a national college for people with disabilities – is running Summer Discovery Events on 6-8 June /20-22 June Students aged 16 or over can apply to attend a weekend for lots of fun, exciting activities in and around Birmingham and the chance to build new friendships. Transport to and from QAC is required, but activities, food and accommodation is free. Please telephone 0121 428 5045 or email for more details. Volunteering Opportunities: If you are aged 16 or over and want to gain experience working with children, discover more about working in libraries or help encourage children to read, then you could become a volunteer for ‘The Mythical Maze’, the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge. This runs throughout the summer holidays in all 13 of Solihull’s libraries. It could contribute towards an Arts Award or a Duke of Edinburgh Award. The closing date for applications is Saturday 31 May. Please enquire at your local library or email: Mrs S Guest, Progression Co-ordinator Yours sincerely

Mr P Talbot, Headteacher

Langley School News [09/05/14]  

Weekly news from Langley School, Solihull, West Midlands.