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Bassingbourn’s Virtual Trek 2022

As part of our drive to encourage our students to be physically active and to fundraise for the local community we are once again holding a sponsored virtual walk/run/cycle for staff and pupils. The event will run between Monday 28th March and Sunday 10th April to allow students to participate over the first week of the Easter holidays. We have a current goal to cover a collective distance of around 9000 miles, which equates to approximately a mile a day for each member of the school community over the fortnight. This year we have chosen to travel around the USA, starting at Harvard University and ending at MIT, both in Cambridge, Massachusetts, going via places such as Orlando, Los Angeles and Seattle and will visit a range of different states and landmarks. We will be updating our website and social media each day to show the progress being made along our virtual trek and how the different colleges are doing. For 2022 we are raising funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance, a local charity that delivers highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air to seriously ill or injured people. More information about the East Anglian Air Ambulance can be found here: https://www.eaaa.org.uk . We will be using a separate JustGiving page for each college to be able to see how much each has raised and ask that those donating use the following links: Keller: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/keller-college Luther King: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/luther-king-college Moore: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moore-college Shakespeare: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/shakespeare-college Whole school: https://www.justgiving.com/team/BVCStaffandStudents2022 Thank you in advance for your support and…

Return to school arrangements 5th January 2022

On Sunday 2nd January, the Government issued new guidance for schools including the introduction of face coverings in classrooms, encouraging all pupils to take an LFD test including those recently infected, a reduction in the number of days of isolation, and daily testing for close contacts. The new guidance is explained below and comes into effect when students return to school this week. I would like to take this opportunity to also remind parents that, as per the Parentmail sent on Friday 31st December, students should take an LFD test tomorrow, Tuesday 4th January, and report any positive test results to school. Return to school arrangements for Wednesday 5th January 2022 We are committed to reducing the further disruption to students’ education as much as possible, whilst reducing the potential transmission of the virus. We are however aware of the increasing cases of Covid19 in the local area, even though we only have a few cases reported directly to us at the moment. We are therefore continuing with our plan to test all year groups in one day on Wednesday 5th January and to return to normal lessons as soon as they have been tested. However, in order to reduce the mixing of year groups before they have been tested on-site, and potential transmission of the new variant, we are asking parents if they could possibly bring students into the school on Wednesday at staggered start times. Students who walk or cycle to school should also arrive at the allocated time. Year 7 to arrive at school as normal at 8.55am Year 10 arrive…

Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

01763 242344