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Support from Adopteens (external agency)

ADOPTEENS is a service for adopted teenagers across Yorkshire & Humber. It was designed and developed by adopted teenagers for adopted teenagers. It is run by PAC-UK who are part of Family Action and was launched in 2014.

Our vision is to offer adopted teenagers a safe space to be themselves, to makes new friends and to be part of a group that has the power to speak out and make a difference!

The Adopteens service is made up of:

ADOPTEENS Website - Open to anyone, offering useful information & insight into the experiences of adopted teenagers.

When you register to become a member of ADOPTEENS you get access to our...

Online Chat Forum – A safe online space where adoptees can talk, share, rant, giggle and support each other. Members can also ask questions or seek support from our project workers via the chat forum. We run a supported online web chat every Wednesday evening for members.

Activity Days – are an opportunity to make new friends and make new memories. They are held 5 x times a year and you get to have a say in what we do. We run these events across Yorkshire & Humber. Examples are:

  • Go Karting

  • Curry making workshop

  • Theatre trip

Youth Council – For those who are looking to get more involved and make a difference in adoption, members aged 13+ can join our panel and attend workshops with the aim of using views and experiences to help professionals and policy makers. We present at conferences to professionals, have been involved with interviewing social workers and also made a film all about adoption.

The ADOPTEENS group is open to all adopted young people who:

  • Aged between 11 -17

  • Live anywhere within Yorkshire or Humber

  • Have access to the internet either on their phone or computer

Teens from across Yorkshire and Humber have joined for all sorts of reasons; some because they just want to meet other adopted people as they don’t know anyone else adopted. Some because they want a chance to do new fun things and build their confidence, and some join because they feel isolated or alone and want people to talk to that understand.

For further information visit the Adopteens website here

 

Y11 & Y13 Presentation Evenings

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HPV - DTP / Flu Vaccinations

HPV - DTP Vaccinations

The Year 8 HPV and Year 9 DTP vaccination programme will take place in school on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 January 2023.

 

If you would like your child to be vaccinated, you MUST complete the relevant link below by Friday 20 January 2023.  Without a valid consent form the Immunisation Team will be unable to vaccinate your child.

 

The links are shown below, together with the school code: 

 

Parents / carers of Year 8 only: www.barnsleysais.co.uk/Forms/HPV

 

Parents / carers of Year 9 only: www.barnsleysais.co.uk/Forms/DTP

 

Our school code is BN106653

 

Should you have any questions please contact the Immunisation Team on 01226 438829 or email barnsleysais@swyt.nhs.uk

Flu Vaccinations

The Year 7 – 9 Flu vaccination programme will take place in school on Tuesday 10 January 2023. The Immunisation Team are unsure at this point whether Y10 – 11 will be included at a later date and their focus remains on the youngest three-year groups for now.

 

If you would like your child to be vaccinated, you MUST complete the relevant link below by Friday 6 January 2023. Without a valid consent form the Immunisation Team will be unable to vaccinate your child.

The link is shown below, together with the school code:

Parents / carers of Year 7 - 9 only: http://www.barnsleysais.co.uk/forms/flu

Our school code is BN106653

Should you have any questions please contact the Immunisation Team on 01226 438829 or email barnsleysais@swyt.nhs.uk

 

Community Support

New Services for Young People via Chilypep (click here to view full schedule)

Mindful Monday

A therapeutic, creative wellbeing group, where young people can explore their emotional wellbeing, mental health and personal growth throughout key developmental transitions. Using creativity, music, art, drama, poetry, metaphor, movement and play as a tool for exploration and self expression.

Date: Every Monday starting Monday 28 November

Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Where: H.O.M.E Barnsley Chilypep Hub, 1 Blutcher Street, Barnsley S70 1AP

Who for: Ages 11-15 years

This is not a drop-in session, if you know a young person who you feel is suitable for the service, please contact Steph at steph.brown@chilypep.co.uk

Slow Down Saturday

Do you get to the weekend and feel like you can't switch off your busy mind from everything that has happened in the week? Do you need a safe place to go on a Saturday morning where you can unwind your mind, slow down, rest and reset? Be kind to your mind, body and soul. A weekly Saturday group of yoga, movement and meditation to help build a kinder relationship between your mind and body.

Date: Every Saturday starting Saturday 3 December

Time: 10.00 - 11.00 (ages 11-15), 11.30 - 12.30 (ages 16-25)

Where: H.O.M.E Barnsley Chilypep Hub, 1 Blutcher Street, Barnsley S70 1AP

There is no need to book but please arrive on time as the activities are only one hour. Wear comfortable clothes which you can move in.

PENISTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDATION TRUST – SPONSORSHIP GRANTS

We have some cash sponsorship grants available for students.

 

These can be used to help students achieve their ambition or to recognise hard work and dedication in a particular discipline 

In the past grants have been awarded to help students with sports equipment/trips, music and arts projects. We also know many students do great work in our community and caring for family members. Grants can also be awarded to recognise this.  

Potentially we can award a grant of up to £250 for one student in each year group.  

If you would like to apply for your child or any other student, please complete the attached student sponsorship form and send it to esmith@penistone-gs.uk

If you need any assistance applying for the grant, please do not let this stop you, get in touch and we will help.  

The decision on the grant will be made by the Penistone Grammar School Foundation Trust who meet termly throughout the academic year.  

There is no closing date for applications.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr D O’Hara
Foundation Governor