Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of our sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a period of National Mourning has started and will continue until the end of the State Funeral.
The official date of the State Funeral is Monday 19th September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday therefore Hartsdown Academy will be closed on this day as a mark of respect.
The Department for Education has stated ‘…normal attendance is expected throughout the National Mourning period, other than the bank holiday.’
To ease the anxieties children may be feeling about catching the bus, the team at Stagecoach South East decided to create a video showing pupils the dos and don’ts when travelling on the bus.
The video teaches students how they can acquire a bus pass through the KCC website, how to check timetables, where to wait for the bus and how to behave on it. The link to the video is as follows: https://youtu.be/
Although this is an introductory video for children coming into year 7, the video serves as a reminder for students who are already taking the bus how to do so properly.
Could you be a lifesaver? What do doctors really do?
The Future Doctors programme FREE to join. Starting October 2022.
We would like to offer Year 9, 10 and 11 students the opportunity to join the Future Doctors: Virtual Medical Society programme with the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS).
The online sessions* will be based on the KMMS curriculum and go through topics such as Heart, Lung and Blood; Health and Disease; Neuroscience and Behaviour; Immune System; and many more.
This FREE programme aims to increase awareness of what it takes to apply to and study medicine or other healthcare subjects, through fun, inspiring and interactive sessions focused on medicine, health, and science.
You will have an opportunity to meet others interested in Medicine, join our online community and learn with real doctors!
*on location activities may become available later
Participant (age 13):
“This is a really well organised and inspirational programme. It’s very inclusive and everyone gets a chance to contribute. And it’s encouraging because the teachers and mentors are doctors and you get to hear about their experiences – and they are really good at answering your questions! The demonstrations are excellent and you learn how they apply to real-life scenarios”
Mother of participant:
“This is a brilliant, unique opportunity for my daughter. She was so enthused and encouraged after her first session. Her dream to be a doctor now seems like a real possibility. Thank you”
How do I sign up?
We want to encourage aspiring doctors from all backgrounds to seriously consider medicine as a career. We are committed to widening access to medical degrees and have ambitious targets to recruit students from Kent, Medway and further afield, who have the talent and aspiration to study medicine, and are from under-represented groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.
For this reason, this programme is aimed at Year 9, 10 and 11 from non-selective schools in Kent and Medway. We will consider applications from students who are from selective schools if there are any vacancies.
Students of Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury College and Canterbury Academy have come together to create an exciting new two-day Festival, programmed, planned and delivered by young people, for young people.
We:Connect Festival will run on the 25 and 26 June, taking place across the Canterbury Christ Church North Holmes campus and Canterbury College’s Lanfranc Theatre. Expect live music, theatre, dance, drag, talks, workshops and more in an exciting programme of events.
We:Connect is just one part of Reconnect Presents – a Kent-wide project funded by Kent County Council, providing young people with opportunities that they missed during the Covid pandemic and two years of lockdown. We:Connect is delivered in partnership with Canterbury Festival and in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury College and Canterbury Academy.
Over the weekend We:Connect presents live music showcasing local student talent alongside acts including Moon Hooligan, Dear Pariah and ALHAMATA. You’ll also have the chance to learn some top Drag tips and catch a show from Dover’s newest Drag Cabaret group, the Anxious Pickle Club.
For lovers of the stage, Canterbury College will be showcasing new theatre works and the cast of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy will be taking a break from their Marlowe run to share their experiences of working in a touring West End production. Across the weekend you’ll also have the chance to get involved in a number of workshops including Samba and African Drumming, Zine-making and more.
Tickets for many of these events and workshops are limited so advanced booking is advised.
We:Connect is intended to be accessible for young people from across Canterbury with tickets ranging from £2.70 to a maximum of £5 for events. Ages vary from event to event, so please check before booking. Alcohol is not permitted at events taking place at We:Connect Festival.
For more information and ticket booking, visit canterburyfestival.co.uk.