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St Wilfrid’s in Crawley to suspend year 10 students from tomorrow



St Wilfrid’s is asking all students in year 10 to stay at home from tomorrow for the rest of the week.

The headteacher has sent a letter out to all parents saying:

“In a bid to lessen the impact on parents/carers when it comes to taking time off work, whilst at the same time trying to prioritise Year 11 and Year 13 students who are preparing for exams, I have decided on the following:

From Wednesday 18th March through to and including Friday 20th March: Year 10 students are to remain at home.

Year 12 students are to attend as normal but may expect some disruption to lessons.

He goes on to say:

“Work will be set for both year groups using the Show My Homework programme. Students will be able to contact teachers via email should they need to.

For the time being we have cancelled some after school events such as the Spring Concert and have curtailed some of our trips and in school activities eg. Year 12 Geography Field Trip has been postponed as has the School Marathon scheduled for Thursday. In line with National Governing Body advice, all school sports clubs and fixtures have been suspended. “

The school says that as the situation is extremely fluid, parents will be contacted before the end of the week should the situation change over the next 3 days.


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



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/

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