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Third Crawley school suspends students over staff shortages due to coronavirus

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Holy Trinity is the third school in one day to announce that they are closing the school to some students.

In their letter they say that from tomorrow Wed 18th March the school will be closed to years 8 and 9.

They say like the other schools that students will be given work to do at home and that the school has made this decision to keep the school operational for as many students as possible.

The school has also said that a year 10 parents consultation evening scheduled for the 24th March is to be postponed till later in the year.

The school has also told parents that in order to support families for whom this partial closure presents a particular problem, they will run a skeletal staff for the year group.

This is the third Crawley school in a single day to announce closures after Hazelwick and St Wilfird’s also announced they were suspending years from attending.

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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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