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05/03/21

This Weeks Newsletter https://t.co/VZJWRPtih2

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

Retweeted From EasyA

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

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/HBfWpfVR1B

01/03/21

Word of the Week https://t.co/Fq9uEiJSZY

26/02/21

Retweeted From Jeremy Cuff

Supporting our community – we are very pleased to have helped The Beacon School with their IT Appeal – Please join us and give your support https://t.co/1kTraE2YqA https://t.co/GLpoFvoti9

26/02/21

This week’s newsletter. https://t.co/aJgFB1sXe9

24/02/21

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/aa15JegJkc

22/02/21

Work of the Week https://t.co/luQlv1ztkB

12/02/21

Link to The Beacon School Lottery. https://t.co/cE6OAXla0e

12/02/21

This weeks newsletter https://t.co/fU2qJedBjV

11/02/21

Retweeted From Confidance

would you be able to share so that we can reach school leavers/ ex-students / any young people who may want to join as part of their home learning? Classes are free to join. Thank you!!

11/02/21

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You might like this page about her https://t.co/QGPIbup9Lx

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Gladys West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematics underpinning GPS. Her contributions to GPS were only uncovered when a member of her sorority. https://t.co/lWaekBaXJz

11/02/21

Jointly with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura. She is the first Chinese Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine, and the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category. https://t.co/j99kevb6BQ

11/02/21

Her discovery was a significant breakthrough in 20th-century tropical medicine, saving millions of lives around the world. For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. #WomenInScience https://t.co/0Nd03NiSX2

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Tu Youyou is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and educator. She discovered artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, drugs used to treat malaria. https://t.co/K2JHcnTBcr

11/02/21

She was the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University to study the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a doctoral degree in the field. https://t.co/Na8JDtwUnN

11/02/21

She was ranked by Arabian Business magazine as the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman. Sindi has a PhD in biotechnology from Newnham College, Cambridge, which she obtained in 2001; https://t.co/fZGfhgkB1q

11/02/21

We're celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Dr Hayat Sindi was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists. She is the Founder and President of the i2 Institute and co-founder of Diagnostics For All. https://t.co/RAErSGjLKy

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