College News

CAFOD Walk for Water

Throughout the duration of Lent, six CAFOD Young Leaders will each be achieving 10,000 steps a day over the 40 day period. By participating, they will experience a fraction of the 10 hour daily journey of 23 year old Abdella from Afar, Ethiopia who must walk many more than 10,000 steps in order to collect water for his family. Abdella’s life is consumed by this dangerous and tiring journey, whilst his dreams and aspirations such as starting a business, a family or owning his own home, which many other more economically advantaged 23 year olds are fortunate enough to pursue, are thwarted.

In comparison, Ibrahim’s life was transformed when CAFOD provided a solar powered water pump near his home, freeing up many hours for himself and his neighbours to farm, establish businesses and enjoy time with their families.

With your help, Abdella’s life can be similarly transformed.

By donating to CAFOD via the CAFOD Young Leaders of Salesian College Walk for Water page, https://walk.cafod.org.uk/fundraising/cafods-walk-for-water-with-salesian-colleges or by using the QR code below you will be able to contribute to the £750 needed to pay for a pump that brings water to out of reach communities such as Abdella’s and Ibrahim’s, changing their lives and future opportunities forever.

CAFOD Young Leader Team

 

Lateral Flow Testing has started

This morning our trained members of staff are undertaking the lateral flow testing of students to enable their safe return to College on Monday.  We have established a safe and efficient system and set up our own Salesian Testing Centre!  We are very grateful to the staff for volunteering to help with the testing.  Keeping everyone safe is our top priority and we are pleased to be doing our part to help stop the spread of Covid-19 through asymptomatic transmission.

Salesian College nominated for Online Learning Award

We are delighted to have been nominated for the Online Learning category in the ‘The Real World Learning Recognition Awards’.  The nomination recognises the videos produced by our Head of History and Politics, Mrs Leforte which detail how we use Frog, the school’s virtual learning environment to assist with communication, learning and teaching in the College.  https://www.frogeducation.com/realworldlearning/videos/salesian

Our Journey to 1:1 Digital Devices

Mr Rowe, Assistant Headteacher recently wrote an article about our journey to 1:1 digital devices at the College, detailing the factors that made it a success and how it has been invaluable over the past year. Thank you to Independent Education Today for their coverage of it.