Y10 National Finalist Team for Big Bang Competition

A massive congratulations to our Year 10 enterprise team who were due to take part in the National Final of the Big Bang Exhibition last week at the NEC Birmingham. As the event was cancelled due to Coronavirus, the ambitious team instead created a promotional video for their product, which they then sent to judges last week. Through a video conference call with Mrs Doran, the team found out that they have now made the National Final shortlist.

Winners will be announced next week. Please keep an eye out for their product, Hygienegg - a one use soap requiring no packaging to reduce plastic waste and increasing cleanliness - ideal for combating the Coronavirus crisis. Well done to Emily, Ethan and Lucy!

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Learning Lockdown!

Two Liverpool College teachers are reaching thousands of primary pupils through their Learning Lockdown channel on YouTube.

To access the channel, simply search "Learning Lockdown" on YouTube. You can watch the introductory video via this link.

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Liverpool College Hub Information for Key Workers

Liverpool College is now a Childcare Hub for primary age children of key workers in Liverpool as defined by Liverpool City Council on the link below:

https://liverpool.gov.uk/childcarehubs

Please check the criteria carefully to ensure that you qualify as a key worker. If you have an adult at home even if you are a key worker your child must stay at home. 

If you qualify for a place in a hub, we are open on Monday 23 March from 9am to 4pm prompt. 

If you are planning to bring your child/ren to us please understand and be prepared for the following:

  • you must bring proof that you are a key worker. This will be checked at the College gate.

  • when you arrive at school for the first time you will be required to complete a registration form which includes contact details, emergency contacts, medical info, allergies, dietary info, SEND needs etc. If your child currently attends Liverpool College you will still be required to complete a form.  BE AWARE THIS COULD TAKE TIME ON MONDAY. PLEASE BRING A PEN- THIS WILL HELP TO PREVENT CROSS CONTAMINATION.

  • if you are driving to school. Please try to park away from the school site and walk to the Preparatory School Entrance.

  • parents will be asked to wait in a designated area when dropping off and collecting from the Hub to ensure the health of the staff

  • Medication: if your child requires medication, has an inhaler, EpiPen etc this must be brought in with them and the appropriate form completed. We cannot administer any medication without signed permission by a parent/carer. 

  • your child needs to come in their own clothes with suitable coats to go outside. 

  • Children are not permitted to bring any electronic equipment or mobile phones. 

  • on Monday 23 all children who attend will get a free hot meal. Following this, parents can pay for a hot lunch; information to follow from the Hub.

  • your child will be in a childcare environment, they will be playing games, doing craft activities, being outside etc. This is not an educational environment. 

  • your child needs to follow and respond to the Hub's behaviour guidance; as it would be in the school they are currently enrolled in. The setting has the right to refuse entry to any child who does not follow the expectations of the Hub. 

  • for those pupils who have designated 1:1 support from a key adult, we cannotguarantee that the 1:1 adult will be available, and/or there will be enough staff to provide 1:1 support throughout the day. Therefore, please give consideration as to whether your child could successfully manage significant changes to their normal school routine, coupled with differing staff and a potential reduction in 1:1 support.

  • any child who is unwell will be sent home as quickly as possible.

WE HAVE A SET NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE CAN ACCEPT ON A DAILY BASIS. IF WE ARE FULL YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST LOCAL HUB SCHOOL. 

We will be receiving an update from the Local Authority on a daily basis in response to local and national guidance. This will be updated on this page. 

There are 50 HUBS across the City, you can use the one which is best for you. 

Below are links to national guidance and advice: 

Closure of educational setting guidance for parents https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

You can  follow Liverpool's response to the Coronvirus on Twitter https://twitter.com/COVIDLiverpool and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/COVIDLiverpool/

Liverpool City Council website updates https://www.liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/

Support for families who are entitled to free school meals https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-set-out-to-support-pupils-eligible-for-free-school-meals

If you feel unwell you are encouraged you use the following NHS website rather than ringing 111 straight away http://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

Please be aware that we will not accept any unacceptable behaviour from any Parents or Carers. This is a national crisis and we have been requested to respond to this; remember we are all in this together!

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Science Writing Competition

Y10 Biologists were encouraged to enter into a science writing competition for a Life Sciences Journal called Insider Imprint at the University of Liverpool. The competition was to produce a 600-800 word article about a famous experiment or invention in Biology that has revolutionised science. Emily C was chosen as a first place winner with her article titled "Making the link between inactivity and heart disease". Her article will be published in the next issue of Insider Imprint.

Ms L Miller

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Mock Trial Competition

Last weekend, Year 9 pupils represented Liverpool College in the Young Citizens Mock Trial Competition.  The pupils have been working for the past month in order to prepare for mock trials, in which they competed against eight other schools across the North West.

Travelling to Mold Magistrates Court in Wales, the team of fifteen pupils represented Liverpool College brilliantly. During the event, the pupils assumed the roles of defence lawyers, magistrates, prosecution lawyers, a legal advisor, the defendant, the usher, witnesses and even a court artist. The magistrate court judges were extremely impressed with our team’s performance, with Liverpool College winning in three of the seven categories.

Best Usher: Liverpool College – Jacob O’B

Best Legal Advisor: Liverpool College - Owen W

Best Court Artist: Liverpool College: Charlie S

Thank you to the numerous legal professionals who have helped to prepare the team over the past few months, which has included a judge, a magistrate, a barrister, a police officer and a defence lawyer. Their help was invaluable. A massive congratulations to the entire Liverpool College Magistrates team.

Mrs S Doran

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Important Update for Parents

We are focused on day to day operational matters and keeping the school open and safe for staff and pupils. In light of increasing staff and pupil absenteeism, the following measures will be in place from tomorrow (Wednesday 18 March) so we can focus resources on keeping school open:

  • School will finish at 3.15pm every day in Prep and Secondary Phase ie. there will be no activity periods on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Pre Prep will finish as usual at 3.30pm.
  • Secondary Phase after school and homework clubs - these will no longer be operating. Please make alternative arrangements to collect your child at the end of the school day.
  • Primary After School provision will remain open as long as we have the required staffing levels to operate this provision. When we are unable to staff this, you will be advised that the provision is suspended. Please start to make alternative plans now for this eventuality.
  • All scheduled Parents' Evenings are postponed indefinitely.
  • All trips are now postponed. We are working with all trip providers to manage the situation as best we can. We will update you as we find out more information on payment of outstanding balances or if trips are cancelled by the organisers any arrangements for refunds.

Mr H van Mourik Broekman
Principal

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Y7 Hockey team put four goals past Archbishop Blanch

The Y7 hockey made the short journey to Archbishop Blanch on Wednesday to play in the Liverpool league. The team coached by Mr Green put on a display which impressed not only the coach but also watching parents who proudly cheered the team as they scored four fantastic team goals. It was their teamwork which impressed Mr Green and the passing and moving of the ball and stick provided brilliant entertainment. 

Mr Cook (Sports Coordinator)

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