28 April 2017 | Phil Rennie, Portsmouth City Council
Free Entry To Emirates Spinnaker Tower.
Been thinking about fostering? Foster care transforms lives... so come along to the drop-in session at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower on Tuesday 16 May, 7pm - 9pm. Entry is completely free, there is no need to book, so simply drop by on the evening to the council's popular annual and main fostering event, which takes places during national initiative Foster Care Fortnight (#FCF17). The team, along with our current foster carers, will be fully available on the evening to answer any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer.
You can foster regardless of your employment status, ethnicity, sexuality, or whether you rent or own your own home (spare room required).
There are numerous fostering opportunities available, from a stay at home full-time foster carer for a young child, to fostering a young person whilst continuing to work full or part-time. We have a particular need to recruit foster carers for teenagers and children with complex needs - foster care transforms the lives of vulnerable children and young people, is highly rewarding, and provides the chance for carers to be the role model and stability they need.
Another option if you do not feel fostering is right for you is providing a room and around 10 hours a week support to one Portsmouth's vulnerable 16-24 year olds through the "Lodgings Plus" scheme.
All Portsmouth carers are given excellent support, training, competitive allowances and fees for each fostering option.
We are especially keen to hear from people with any childcare experience or experience of working with young people, whether personal, professional or voluntary.
For more information on fostering in general:
During the Easter holidays many excited Year 10s took the short plane journey over the Alps to Naples, Italy.
Over a period of four days, the Year 10s, accompanied by Mrs Smith, Miss Freathy and Mr Sharp climbed Mt Vesuvius, visited the buried city of Pompeii, stood in the smelly volcano at Solfatara, had a boat ride over to the beautiful island of Capri and ate a lot of Gelato (ice cream) and pizza.
The students were able to experience a wonderful Italian culture, and learn a bit of the lingo along the way.
A massive thank you to Mrs Smith for organizing and running this once in a lifetime trip!
The year 11 boys football team made history last night winning their 5th Portsmouth Schools Cup final in 5 years, captained by Tom Andrews. They beat Mayfield 5-2 at Moneyfields, with goals from Tommie Key, 2 from Lewis Beale, Jack Avison and Alex Andrews.
Well done to all of the players.
Congratulations to our Year 7 football team who beat Mayfield last night in the final of the Portsmouth Schools Cup Final.
It was great game ending 2-2 after fulltime, but the boys secured the win in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Well done to all of the players who have contributed to this success!
Exciting opportunity especially for students looking for an Apprenticeship and for parents to find out more information from PETA Training for a number of courses.
Please see the following flyers for the contact details and dates:
Article 24: Health and health services.
Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
“Rights" are things every child should have or be able to do. All children have the same rights. These rights are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Almost every country has agreed to these rights. All the rights are connected to each other, and all are equally important. Sometimes, we have to think about rights in terms of what is the best for children in a situation, and what is critical to life and protection from harm. As you grow, you have more responsibility to make choices and exercise your rights.
ALNS was the first secondary school in Portsmouth to achieve the Level 1 Unicef Rights Respecting Schools award. This means our ethos and values are based around the human rights of all children as written in the UNCRC (see below) in 1989. Our school community has devised our own ALNS Charter in which we have selected the articles relevant to us that we all strive to uphold every day through respectful and responsible behaviour.
Goals for Global Sustainability:
Global Goals 14 & 15: Life below water and life on land.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Student Forums are currently working in consultation with The Solent NHS Trust on a range of digital innovation services aimed towards young people in schools.
Following a recent focus group and as part of this ongoing consultation process an online survey has been developed and I have been asked to send this out to schools and ask that pupils be invited to take the survey. Please can you encourage your child to take part in this survey.
The deadline for this is Friday 12th May 2017.
Young People's Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6Z97DQP