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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.

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.

SIMS Parent App

An easy way to stay in touch with the Academy

We are keen to reduce our carbon footprint. We want to improve our communications with parents and make it easier for you to keep in touch with your child’s progress at school. To help us do this, we are asking all parents to use the SIMS Parent App.

IMPORTANT: It is essential that you log in SIMS Parent to check your contact details are correct so that we can contact you in an emergency and can inform you about important school issues.

If we hold the correct email address for you on our system, you should have received an activation email from noreply@sims.co.uk. Please click on the link in the email to activate your account.

You can log in to SIMS Parent using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password. From your smartphone or tablet, download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store – search for SIMS Parent.

More information regarding SIMS Parent can be found in the link below.