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26/03/21

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26/03/21

We have two confirmed Inset Day's in June Friday 25th and Monday 28th https://t.co/IX7ZxWrK0c

24/03/21

Thank you! and who have run an A Level sessions on Cancer and loaned us proper uni equipment for their Gel Electrophoresis Practical and learning pipe tying techniques https://t.co/u2YUdrFFOK

23/03/21

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12/03/21

We are asking for donations and will very appreciate or all and any that are made to help battle this condition. Thank you very much in advance and we will keep you updated on the progress in due time.

12/03/21

It's a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild. https://t.co/oEyYvKT0Hp We have a target of £2000 and have set up a just giving page where donations can be made. https://t.co/9WlSysdqu1

12/03/21

For those who don't know, Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.

12/03/21

The Lovely Mr McSweeney Terry is doing a walk for charity and hiking Ben Nevis in Edinburgh during of 3rd and 4th July. I am doing this with my best friend and we are both raising for MS having lost members of our family to this horrible condition.

12/03/21

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03/03/21

Retweeted From Freemen's Community & Partnerships

Really excited to welcome mentors and mentees from our partner school to the Freemen’s programme, with more partner schools joining over the next couple of weeks. https://t.co/OKB7nNeP5c

03/03/21

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Last night, we welcomed our first students from and ! Congratulations on many great sessions! (It looks like we have some maths superstars in the making!) 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Rafd3PbGHq

03/03/21

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Posted on: 07/10/2020

Year 13 Politics Class - Virtual discussion with Mr Simon Bland, from Reigate and Banstead Council

Virtual Discussion with the Year 13, A Level Politics Class and Mr Simon Bland – Head of Business Prosperity, Reigate and Banstead Council.

We were delighted to ‘virtually’ welcome Simon into the Beacon school recently.  Simon agreed to come and share his experiences of working in the council with our Year 13 A level Politics lesson.  Our students had prepared some fantastic questions for Simon and he was able to give a brilliant overview and insight into working for our local Authority.  In response to a question from Max about the effects of COVID-19 on the local economy Simon was able to explain how the economic effects had been dealt with at national and local government level.  He explained to the students that whereas previously in his opinion there had not been a lot of contact with local authority and MP’s there was now a much stronger link between the two in order that national government could provide resources based on the local economy requirements’ and local understanding.  Nadia asked whether there was a perceived participation crisis amongst younger people in the UK, Simon felt that the crisis was not specific to the younger age groups and really highlighted to the students the need to have a voice and get involved.

Simon bland oct 2020

Alex asked whether Simon felt the COVID-19 crisis affected the younger population more, Simons response was that there was indeed a lack of opportunities in this age group and advised the students to get the best education they can and enter the employment market after securing the best education they could.  Hopefully then looking towards a stronger economy and more economic growth in three years’ time.

This is just a window of what questions were asked in the session, the students asked so many really pertinent questions and Mr Bland was able to give us an honest breakdown about what it is like to work in local government and supporting local business at such a crucial time.

We really appreciate the time taken by Mr Bland to join our lesson and share some of his careers experience and knowledge, it was a really engaging session and if you or anyone would like to share your careers experience please contact:

Sara Cox, LRC Manager and Careers Coordinator

s.cox@thebeaconschool.co.uk