28th April 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
Update as of 1640 on Monday 27 April 2020
I hope you and your loved ones are well. I’ve really enjoyed engaging with some of our students online over the past few days. I hope your daughter is having greater interactivity too. We are all missing each other so much but in times of adversity comes great creativity.
It was lovely and poignant to join form time for 8GA and hear their highs and lows. I also enjoyed a live Q & A session with Year 13 on Friday, and will be doing the same with Year 11 this Friday. Today’s Sixth Form assembly was equally good. I was so pleased to hear that Year 13 are organising live revision sessions with Year 12. Thank you Year 13. And what’s more, JCG Sixth Form have teamed up with VCJ to do a charity fundraiser. The genus of the idea is Sam Moore’s, Head Boy at VCJ, and he with Mimi in Year 13 have set the Sixth Form the challenge to run the distance from Jersey’s Nightingale Hospital to the Nightingale Hospital in London and back (approx 600km) over 3 days (the 6th, 7th and 8th of May). A team of Sixth Form runners, 2 people each hour, will be running each day from 7am-8pm in their local area (of course, only during their allocated daily exercise and following social distancing). A fundraising page is being set up, and the two organisations who will receive the funds are Caring Cooks (caringcooksofjersey.com) and Brightly Jersey (brightly.je). I will include the link to the fundraising page once it is live. This is an entirely student led initiative and the response from the Sixth Form has been great; people really want to get involved and do something positive for the community at this time.
What do we know?
Parental Survey: Thank you to all those parents who have completed the survey. If you haven’t yet done soon, the link to the Parental survey is here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/JCGparent2020/. Please note that this survey will close on Tuesday 5th May and we hope to publish the results before the end of the Summer term.
Can you bake cakes?
Silly question. Of course you can! This morning Mr Lewis visited a group providing free meal deliveries, predominantly for some of the 3000 Romanian people living and working in Jersey, mainly supporting our agricultural industry, but also to non-qualified people who find themselves in financial hardships. These people are often the invisible minority in our island. The group are providing over 80 cooked meals a day for this week and next, delivered to people who contact them. It is organised by the honorary Romanian consul in Jersey.
What they would like are cakes (they do not have the facilities or time to bake cakes) and some cheerful hand-made/hand-drawn cards (for example, “I hope you enjoy your meal”).
The cakes can be cup-cakes or full sized cakes which they will slice and add to the meals. They can be delivered (as can the cards) to the kitchen at St. Luke’s church during the day. There is a car park at the side of the church and a passage-way behind the church which leads to the kitchen.
As we all know, JCG loves cake so I’m sure our students will contribute.
And finally, a huge thank you to Nikita in Year 11 who today dropped off 100 homemade face masks, one each for our staff. The kindness of our College family is unbelievable and life affirming.