Weekly News and Information - WC 8th December 2014

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We have named December – ‘Helping Others’ Month

Christmas has always been a time for helping others. SRC has decided to make this official. This December we want to encourage everyone to help each other. Doing the smallest thing for someone else can make a big difference.

Many people aren’t as lucky as we are, not everybody's family can afford to buy them presents or cook a Christmas dinner. Please take a moment this month to consider how you can help someone else to have a happy Christmas! This month please think about the little things you can do to help someone else (but don’t forget to check it out with a parent or tutor – keep yourself safe at all times!).

Make a difference The welfare and youth work team are collecting dry foods and toiletries which will go to local vulnerable people for Christmas. Please donate anything you can to help give someone else a happy Christmas.

The Employability students are supporting this campaign and ran a number of fundraising activities on Wednesday 3rd December.

Thank you to all the staff and students who showed their support. Over £160 was raised on the day.

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Vintage is the theme of this year’s Christmas Fair, as SRC Bede Sixth Form prepares itself to host a Christmas spectacular with 50 + Exhibitors booked!

So come along and grab yourself a bargain.

Doors open at 10am this Saturday.

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DecemBeard - Bowel Cancer Awareness

Have you or anyone you know taken the hairy challenge of DecemBeard? If so, please let us know. SRC would love to help support you in raising funds for Bowel Cancer Awareness. If you have a story to tell, please pop into the youth / welfare office and let a member of the team know all about it.

Enrichment Exchange – At the Student Services ‘Hub’ (Atrium)

Please come along with your wildest wishes

Whether you want to learn to sew or wash the dishes

Head to the Student Services ‘Brolly’

Where Julie and the team are happy and jolly

Enrichment should be fun to do

But only if it’s right for you

Monday 8th Dec 4-4.30pm

Thursday 11th Dec 12.30-1 pm


Stay safe this Christmas

Cleveland Police are working alongside schools and colleges to make young people aware of potential hazards around the growing use of technology. Raising awareness of the potential hazards that are out ther for young people.
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Sexting or Posting Intimate Images

Five reasons not to send it:

1. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

2. Bullies go for it.

3. It’s against the law!

4. You could be blackmailed.

5. Will they keep your picture private?

Exposed - Education film for CEOP
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Adult Learner - Nominations

We want to hear about:

Individuals who have made a significant difference to their lives through learning, and who would inspire others to do the same.

Tutors who are passionate and dedicated to learning, and make invaluable contributions to the lives of adult learners from all walks of life.


that have made a positive difference to learners' development and helped people change their lives for the better.

Employers that invest in outstanding staff training, and use learning to develop the skills of their workforce to improve productivity, raise morale and enhance their business performance.

Don't miss out! The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday 17 December 2014.

Sexual Health

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C-Card What is it?

  • Need information and advice on sexual health and relationships?
  • Thinking about having your first sexual experience and need some answers to your questions?
  • Want free condoms and information on other methods of contraception?
  • Want to get clued up on how to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies?

Get all this information and more with C card. C card is offered by the college Welfare and Youth Work team, for more information please call in to the youth work office room 164.

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Please remember that SRC are proud to have a fully stocked machine in the Art corridor. If you wish to find out more, please go to the Youth Work office and enquire.

Breakfast Club

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Breakfast is a very important meal. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day.

In general, teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in education, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. So make time for SRC Breakfast Club!

  • Tea and toast will be served to students each morning, commencing from Monday 10th November from 8.30am till 9am in Oasis cafe.
  • This will be free for the first 25 learners, then 50p for all other learners.
  • It is important to remember your student ID, you will be asked to show this in order to benefit from the Beakfast Club offer.
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Budget This Christmas

The college offer an opportunity for students to top up their id cards with money which can be used for food. Using the cashless system at any of our cafes on site can be a great way to treat yourself but also know how many treats you can have. Many of us have money coming to us once a month or once a fortnight by adding to your card you know how much of this money you can spend on food while at college. All id cards offer the chance for learners to visit I&G and add credit to their cards which can be used in Oasis, Riverside or Waterside. This credit does not expire and will be on the card until used at the cafe. It could also be a great way to top up the £2.41 food credit, which is a daily allowance.

If you have any questions about this service speak to I&G.

Student I.D.s

We ask all staff and students to wear their ID in college at all times. This is to ensure college is a safe place, and that we can identify anyone who should not be in student only areas. If you have any concerns about wearing your ID, please speak to your tutor. Staff will ask to see your ID if you aren't wearing it visibly. If you want more information on staying safe in college, text Safe to 81025.

Student Services

The Student Services Team would like to be more accessible to all learners. Therefore members of the team will be in the atrium each day.

You will be able to get information from the Youth workers,Careers and Finance.

A member of staff from Finance will be available from Monday to Friday, 11.30am - 1pm.

Please visit the team if you have any queries.