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First Crawley school closes years 7, 8 and 9 due to staff shortages over coronavirus

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Hazelwick School in Crawley has become the first school to close several years as a result of the effect the coronavirus is having in running the establishment.

In a letter to parents the headteacher says that the school currently has over 25 staff who are self-isolating and as a result they have had to make the difficult decision to suspend attendance in school for years 7, 8 and 9 from tomorrow 18th March.

Parents are being asked to keep students in years 7, 8 and 9 at home until further notice.

The school has also said that they realise that this will cause difficulties and that the school will do all it can to maintain learning using publishing tool on Show My Homework.

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Elf Day at Crawley College helps raise money for Alzheimer’s society

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Staff and students at Crawley College Group joined other colleges across their group including Chichester, Brinsbury, Haywards Heath and Worthing Colleges – as they dressed as elves earlier this month in support of Elf Day, a festive themed fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Society.

The days helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the group’s charity of the year.

Lisa Humphries, Director of Student Services and Pastoral Support for the Chichester College Group, said:

“Everyone out-elved themselves in support of Alzheimer’s Support.

“We were overwhelmed by the support everyone gave us, raising an incredible amount to kick-off our fundraising efforts for our chosen charity of the year.

“The elves really were out in force on all campuses, from making treats to sell to walking many memory miles and attending virtual workshops to find out more about dementia.

“The support our students and staff gave us was phenomenal, especially our student experience team who organised events at all of our colleges.”

The Chichester College Group will be fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society throughout the remainder of the academic year, with more events planned over the coming months/

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ccg2021

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