|Heads of Sixth Form Autumn 7|
|A very big thank you to all the students who volunteered to help with car park duty at the fireworks last weekend. They were a huge help and also looked great in their hi-viz jackets! The Sixth Form have been working hard over this half term...|
|From the Office|
On Thursday 9 November there will be early buses (as per Friday timetable). Our Senior Boys Open Event will take place that evening, and as all the coaches depart from Senior Boys the site will need to be clear.
Visiting speaker – Nicola Bell from Rahab
Nicola Bell, from the Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead based charity Rahab, came in to speak to a group of Year 12 students about the variety of types of exploitation taking place on our own doorstep. The students were suprised to hear that the people working in local nail bars and car washes are often victims of exploitation.
One of the group asked how much it would cost to buy a person and how would you even begin to do so. The value of a human being is currently £45! The dark web is used by gangs to buy and sell people and the human trafficking industry generates a staggering $151 billion.
Other statistics discussed revealed the UK is the 3rd most prevalent trafficking nation; indirectly this is a positive thing as it suggests the problem is being identified and tackled. Whilst finding evidence to convict traffickers is incredibly difficult those caught are often imprisoned on related charges including tax avoidance, so are taken out of the community.
Nicola also relayed a number of case studies about young people trafficked into and around the UK and explained there was a growing number of young people being trafficked out of the UK too.
The students found some of the stories very hard-hitting, but credit to them, a number of them want to volunteer to help with the charity in some capacity soon.
|Trips and Letters Home|
|8 Nov - Y12 Media Studies to BFI, London|
Sixth Form Social Club - £45 subscriptions urgently required
The Sixth Form Christmas Party has now been arranged for Wednesday 13 December at Magnolia Park in the Hughenden Valley and we urgently need your subscriptions to pay for the venue, DJ and food. Subscriptions are £45 and cheques should be made out to “Claires Court Sixth Form Social Club”. This cannot be paid for on the parent portal. Cash is accepted but will need to be £45 exactly, and handed in to the Sixth Form office in an envelope with the student’s name on. Please send this in as soon as possible after half term. Many thanks.