Posts for Learning

6/10 patients not referred for urgent cancer investigations

From University of Exeter: Six out of ten patients who show common “alarm” symptoms for cancer are not referred for urgent investigation, a large scale new study has revealed. The research, led by the University of Exeter working with University College London, and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that […]

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Climate Top Trumps competition for schools – from NatWest

NatWest has launched a new initiative to help engage primary schoolchildren and schools across the UK in the climate change debate. Across the country and through its NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank brands, the bank is offering schools up to £15,000 to support their own climate change […]

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Budehaven celebrates its GCSE results

Headteacher, Dominic Wilkes, posted on the Budehaven website and social media today to congratulate the year 11 GCSE students whose studies were disrupted by Covid. He said: At Budehaven, we are so proud of the achievements of our Year 11 students. Despite the disruption of the last eighteen months, they […]

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Congrats to Budehaven’s students on their results

From Budehaven School: Budehaven Community School students are celebrating the culmination of two year’s hard work with A Level and BTEC examination results. Headteacher, Dominic Wilkes commented: “The last 18 months, although strewn with challenges, has shown how resilient and hard-working our Sixth Form students are. They have shown us, through […]

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Childline available for young people affected by exams

From NSPCC SW: The last year has been incredibly tough for young people with disruption to the way they learn, exam cancellations and changes to the assessment process. At an anxious time already, many will be experiencing increased worry and stress as they prepare to receive their A-Level and GCSE results. […]

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Swim Safe returns to Bude this summer

Swim Safe, a free programme created by Swim England and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is set to return to the sea pool in Bude this summer, offering children aged 7-14 the opportunity to learn vital water safety skills. The RNLI and Swim England are encouraging families to book […]

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Thank you, Bude Library

I read a tweet from someone recently who said they get emotional when leaving their library because the whole idea of free books is just so brilliant. I’ve always loved libraries and books. As a child, in a home which valued books, but could only afford them for Christmas and […]

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Free Beach School sessions

We are almost fully booked! But there’s still space on our Beach School Sessions. Our Beach School Sessions are filling up fast and we are so excited! Classes are kicking off after Easter and we have lots of educational and interactive activities planned. Check out our timetable below and see which […]

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Community assists with lateral flow testing at Budehaven

It was back to school today for many, much to the relief of many pupils and parents. Budehaven welcomed back some year groups today: Date Returning to School Year Group Monday 8 March 10, 12 & 13 Tuesday 9 March 11 Wednesday 10 March 7 Tuesday 16 March 8 Wednesday […]

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Covid testing to be offered for all families of schoolchildren

From the government: As laid out in the roadmap, secondary school and college students will now be tested twice a week, receiving three initial tests at school or college before transitioning to twice weekly home testing. Primary school children will not be regularly asymptomatically tested due to low levels of […]

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Funding for community projects in Bude & Launceston

We’ve mentioned these before but here is the official version from Cornwall Council: Community projects in Launceston and Bude aimed at promoting a greener world are set to benefit through grants delivered by Cornwall Council. As announced in January, 14 projects around Cornwall have been given funding from a new Council scheme. The Community Infrastructure Levy Fund is backing projects that support low-carbon […]

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Free online smartphone photography sessions

From Make It Better CIC: Creativity is a hugely important factor in maintaining a stable mental health and improving quality of life, as well as developing a positive worldview. As one of the 12 projects awarded by Cornwall Council’s Suicide Prevention Innovation fund, we are offering smartphone photography sessions online. […]

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Child and adult private swimming lessons coming soon

We are thrilled to have a new sponsoring advertiser on Bude and Beyond in these difficult times: Michael Vinluan of Swordfish says: “Swordfish Swim School is excited to provide private learn to swim lessons for both children and adults both from Bude and around the local community. Our aim is […]

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Budehaven students raise money for Bude SLSC

On Friday 18th December 2020, on the last day of term, Budehaven Community School students raised £907.27 for Bude Surf Life Saving Club by having a non-uniform day. As a school, listening to many stories about local charities really struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, they wanted to help a charity […]

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National free school meals voucher scheme opens to orders

Schools can begin ordering free school meal vouchers for eligible pupils as the Government’s national scheme launches, adding to the support available for disadvantaged families. An online service for schools, the scheme allows schools to place orders for supermarket gift cards on behalf of parents and carers whose children are […]

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