Posts for Learning

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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Some students relying on foodbanks

Many students have to work while they study. This has always been the case, and continues to be so. Any student who is not assisted financially by parents (and some parents cannot afford to) may need to work a good number of hours as they study. However, with Covid-19, that […]

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In difficult times, Bude’s 6th formers make plans for uni

Written by Matthew White – Assistant Headteacher and Director of Post 16: Budehaven Sixth Form students are currently making their plans to study at university next autumn. Many students have applied for places at universities all over the United Kingdom this year and we are very proud that many have received […]

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Beach Eco School for Bude

From 2 Minute Beach Foundation: We can’t wait for the launch of our Beach Eco School in January. It’s so important to get kids and young people outside, learning about plastic pollution and working as part of a team. The 2 Minute Beach Eco School will do all three!  In […]

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Update on Budehaven closure

In a letter to parents and carers published on the school website, Headteacher of Budehaven School, Mr Dominic Wilkes has advised: As the self-isolation periods of our staff and students currently having to isolate will be complete as of the end of next week, we will aim to reopen to […]

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Budehaven School partially closes temporarily

Budehaven School has had a number of staff test positive for Covid-19, alongside a small number of pupils and their family members. This has led to a shortage of teachers needed to maintain safe on-site provision for all students. Following advice from Public Health England and Cornwall Council, all teaching […]

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Getting students home for Christmas

Most students I know have been very responsible during the Covid restrictions, but they want to be home for Christmas – and their families want them back. Tomorrow we are expecting the government to announce their plan to get all students home for Christmas. We understand it will involve mass […]

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New primary school for Launceston 2021

A new primary school opens in Launceston in September 2021. This school will open as part of Launceston College Multi Academy Trust at Hay Common in Launceston. The school will initially take reception-age pupils in September 2021. This will gradually expand to fill reception to year 6. You can find […]

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Bude youth feasibility study

From Wave Collective: At the start of this challenging year, that has forced us all to return ‘home’ and care for each other in our local communities, we embarked on an exciting exploration with Neetside Community Centre. We are currently researching existing and future youth provision, in the Bude area, to […]

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The Pearl Bamford Community Garden

Budehaven Community School is soon to launch their fundraiser for The Pearl Bamford Community Garden. This will involve a series of events for pupils at the school to raise funds. More info is on the school’s news page. Pearl, a young woman who sadly died of hypothermia in Truro in […]

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