Southam’s Poet Laureate Search 2021 Winners Announced!

The English department would like to congratulate Lydia and Thomas on winning the Southam Poet Laureate Search 2021. We were torn between these two poems; one so wonderfully sums up a day in the life at Southam College and the other feels like it takes us for a stroll around the town.
Thank you to everyone who entered – we thoroughly enjoyed reading your entries. HAPs will be on the way to you very soon!

House Cross Country

Get ready for the return of the Annual House Cross Country competition – all you need is your PE kit (house t-shirt if you have one) and be ready to take on this year’s course on Tuesday 19th October. Can you show your resilience to complete the cross country? HAPS for everyone that takes part and bonus HAPS available for the best times. You could earn your house 500 HAPS! If you want to take part head to the GYM at the following times: Period 2 Year 8, Period 3 Year 7 and Period 1 Year 9

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Southam College are pleased to be supporting the Macmillan Charity this year with our coffee morning. The Macmillan charity support people affected by cancer. 
Staff and students are being asked to bring in a variety of cakes to the Philosophy and Ethics office on the morning of Friday 5th November. This is part of our World Kindness celebrations. 

All cakes will be available to staff and students at break and lunchtime for a small donation. 

Thank you for your support!

House Competition

As part of Southam College’s celebration of World Kindness Day on Friday 5th November 2021, we would like to recognise the acts of kindness from all our community. Students are being asked to send in a photograph, highlighting their acts of kindness by Wednesday 20th October.

We want to strive to make the world a better place, promoting good deeds, celebrating positivity, and highlighting our kind and caring students!

Please send all entries to fox.a53@welearn365.com

FREE ONLINE COURSES TO SUPPORT PARENTS

Aimgroup are offering free online courses to support parents around key issues around young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The following courses are available online

  • Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (Understand factors which may affect Young Peoples mental health, the impact that they have and how to support them with these issues)
  • Understanding Autism (learn how individuals process sensory information, understand characteristics, conditions, and how speech, language and communication differ in people with Autism)
  • Understanding Behaviour That Challenges in Children (supporting positive behaviour, effective communication & how to manage challenging behaviour)
  • Bullying in Children and Young People (develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it)
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (a detailed understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including equality and diversity in the context of SEND)
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (Support children and young people affected, gain insight into how to strengthen their resilience and empower them to overcome the challenges they face)

The only criteria the learner must meet to be eligible, is the following..    

Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2020    

Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years    

Not already on a Government funded course (Apprenticeship for example)    

If you are interested in undertaking one of these Free Online courses, then please complete the following link asap.  Aimgroup will then be in contact with you.

https://theaimgroup.co.uk/booking-form/0014J00000cCInt

LGBTQ+ Workshop

On 29th September, Years 8 and 9 had the opportunity to listen to Izzy T perform some of her songs and deliver a talk to the students. The talk focused on mental health, body image, LGBTQ+ issues and disabilities. All the students were listening and answering Izzy’s questions, and getting into the music as well with some head banging! We’d like to say a huge thank you to Izzy T too who has been a new perspective for the students to hear from, and also took photos with the students too.

Mr. Faulkner, LGBTQ+ Ambassador

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