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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

Published 1 month ago

DiSE Tenerife Trip. June 2024

DiSE Rugby and DiSE Cycling students/athletes have returned from a highly productive and enjoyable 2 week work placement and training trip in Tenerife funded by TURING.

The trip included: Spanish lessons, a salsa lesson, coaching children in local schools, Altitude training on Mount Teide, the opportunity to be coached by a variety of specialist DiSE coaches for 2 weeks, a paddle tennis lesson, S&C sessions, completing DiSE workbooks and assessments, training and competing with local athletes, a trip to Loro wildlife park, Siam water park and a whale watching trip.

This is a uniquely outstanding experience for any young person. It enables participants to gain valuable work experience in a different country, learn another language and experience another culture. It also offers plenty of opportunity to gain evidence of work experience required by all College students. Evidence of an overseas work placement is also an excellent addition to any CV or University application.

Feedback from participants and parents has included the following:

  • “Experience of a lifetime”
  • “The best 2 weeks of my life”
  • “I have learnt so much”
  • “My confidence has grown so much”
  • “This is the first time I have been away from home for on an overseas trip and for so long, I was nervous but loved it and now I know I can manage”
  • “We got through so many of the DiSE units”
  • “Training on an active volcano was incredible”
  • “Training where GB athletes train was a wonderful experience”
  • “Coaching was such hard work, especially in a different language but so rewarding”
  • “Thank you to everyone who made this possible, it was the highlight of my life and I will never forget it”

These trips are made possible by DISE staff giving up their time to accompany DiSE students. The schedule is meticulously designed to ensure it is educationally and sporting appropriate and that DiSE modules can continue to be delivered and assessed on project in Tenerife.

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