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Digital Technology Challenge

Digital Technology Challenge

We live in a digital world where Apps and Social Media help us manage our daily lives and keep us connected.  Do you have an original and innovative idea for a new App or a Social Media platform? Take part in our Digital Technology Challenge and earn reward points on ClassCharts.

Click on the links below for more information. If you have any questions or require support, please contact Miss Bamforth, Curriculum Leader of ICT, on Microsoft Teams or email natalie.bamforth@bulwellacademy.org.uk

Deadline: Monday 13 July 2020


Be the Future

Social Enterprise Competition

Miss Cooper challenges all young entrepreneurs to take part in the #BeTheFuture social enterprise competition launched by Pearson in collaboration with the Peter Jones Foundation.

The challenge is to create a social enterprise which addresses a social or environmental issue such as No Poverty, Gender Equality or Climate Action – and make a profit through selling a product or service.

The prize is an online enterprise workshop, hosted by the Peter Jones Foundation, with the opportunity to meet and hear from leading social entrepreneurs.

If you would like to enter and would like any support with your entry, please get in touch with Miss Cooper via email or Teams. The deadline for sending your entry to Miss Cooper is Wednesday 1 July.

Details of the competition and an Activity Sheet to help you complete your entry can be found below.

Returning to School

Returning to School: What to Expect

We are really looking forward to slowly welcoming back Years 10 and 12 from Monday 15 June. The video below shows the measures put in place to protect our school community as we begin to welcome students back to school.

No visitors will be allowed in school and students will be met at Reception for next week’s individual meetings. The video shows exactly how we will meet them and what we will expect of them.


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Welcoming Year 10 & 12 Back to School

As you are aware the Government has announced the potential for some opportunities for students of Year 10 and Year 12 to attend school from 15 June.

We are currently looking at putting a plan in to place and would be grateful if Year 10 and Year 12 students could complete the survey below together with parents/carers.

The Year 10 survey has also been sent via ClassCharts, Teams, Email and Whatsapp. The Year 12 survey has been sent to students via Email.

Please only complete the survey once. Thank you.

Online Safety

Be Smart on the Internet – Stay Safe

During the current times, young people are likely to be spending more time using online devices for studying, keeping in touch with friends and for fun.

It is important that parents and children understand the risks of the digital world and know how to stay safe online. We have updated our Online Safety page to help you, including Home Activities that parents can do with their children to ensure a safe online environment.

Please click on the link below to view a list of resources to help both parents and children during the school closure and going forward.

Free School Meal Vouchers during School Closure

Issuing of Vouchers from 4 May 2020

From 4 May 2020, ALL families in receipt of Free School Meals will receive their shopping vouchers by POST to the value of £15 per child per week.

Due to a significant number of issues that have arisen, families will no longer receive their eCodes by email. The school admin team will redeem the eCodes on behalf of families. The eGift code (bar code) will be printed and posted home.

For any queries relating to Free School Meals Vouchers, please email enquiries@bulwellacademy.org.uk

Stay safe –  The Bulwell Academy

Mental Health Awareness Week: 18 to 24 May 2020

Resources for Students, Parents & Carers

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme that has been chosen by the Mental Health Foundation for 2020 is ‘Kindness’.

‘Kindness’ has been chosen due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.

In these difficult times being kind is something that we can all do and it can really improve our physical and emotional wellbeing . This can be by being kind to yourself, someone you care about or someone you have just met! 

If you have carried out any acts of Kindness recently we would love to hear about them. Let us know by emailing:
melanie.mackenzie@bulwellacademy.org.uk.

If you’re worried about mental health, wellbeing, or if you have any questions please speak to an adult that you trust. It might be a Parent, Teacher, Tutor or the School Counsellor.

If you are struggling with your mental health during isolation, please visit our Mental Health & Wellbeing page for details about Email Support, useful information and Apps to support your wellbeing.


Wellbeing Challenge

Please take part in the Unifrog Wellbeing Challenge below to create your own Wellbeing Timetable.

You can create your timetable however you wish or use the template provided.

Please send your entries to Miss Cooper by Thursday 21 May.

Exams Update

Ofqual have now published a message to GCSE, AS and A Level students in Years 11 to 13 to reassure them that Ofqual and exam boards will do everything they can to make sure that, as far as possible, 2020 grades are fair and that they are not disadvantaged in their progress to sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, training or work because of the current unprecedented conditions.

For further information, please click on the links below.