|Head Of Sixth Form Autumn 6|
|If we are what we eat then I must be a warm Christmas muffin! Sorry to mention Christmas this side of half term, but our Sixth Form chefs have given me no choice following their culinary exploits this week. As part of our enrichment programme Mrs...|
|From the office|
This Saturday at Junior Boys from 5pm to 9pm - tickets are now only available on the gate. For those who have already purchased tickets via the PayPortal, wristbands will be available to collect at the gate. Delicious food, fun stalls, live bands and of course fireworks! More information here. Look forward to seeing you there!
Early Buses - Thursday 7 November
Senior Girls Open Afternoon and Senior Boys Open Evening so early buses.
ISA Arts competition
Claires Court had a busy and successful day at the ISA Arts Competition this week at Norden Farm. Around 30 schools took part and there were over 300 hundred entries on display. Well done to all our winners. Our Achievements in Sixth Form were to Zainab Saleem - 1st and 2nd Place for KS5 Photography, Roshan Shepherd - Highly commended for KS5 Photography and Joseph Walton - 2nd Place for KS5 Drawing. Zainab, Roshan and Joe left us in the summer to go on to Art Foundation courses. Congratulations also go to our current Year 12 students, Jasmine Parr - Highly commended for KS4 Textiles and Rafe Storr - 1st Place for KS 3 and 4 Sketchbooks.
Important information for students - bank accounts and money mules
We have recently issued some data suggesting that the number of students targeted as money mules has doubled: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/barclays-issues-warning-to-university-students-as-number-of-under-21s-recruited-as-money-mules-nearly-doubles
UK Finance and Cifas in partnership have created a campaign (Don’t be fooled) and website with useful information to warn young people about the dangers of becoming a money mule: https://www.moneymules.co.uk/. We are offering the following advice to students to help them avoid falling victim to this fast-growing scam:
1. Keep control. Don’t give away any of your bank account details, unless you know and trust the person receiving them – and never let anyone else access your account. Alarmingly, nearly one in seven (14 per cent) students have shared their pin number with someone else.
2. Money for nothing? Be cautious of unsolicited offers of easy money as this is a common tactic used by criminals to recruit money mules.
3. Tell someone you trust. Whether it’s a parent, tutor or friend, make sure you tell someone you trust about any concerns you might have.
4. Take time to think. Remember that letting someone else use your bank account is a potentially serious crime which could damage your financial future – is it worth it?
5. Too good to be true? Remember the simple rule of thumb about offers of easy money: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
More advice for students can be found here: https://www.barclays.co.uk/journal/stay-fraud-smart-at-uni/
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