Monthly Archives February 2019

Good news stories

In a feature that we’d like to do more regularly, we look at some of the good news stories that have come from our classes. Feedback Paediatric First Aid Course Oct-Dec 18 One of the Mums that attended the course has contacted us to say that her son (18 months) was choking on a Fairy Liquid tab, and because of the techniques she had learnt from the course, was able to stop her child from choking. It was so lucky that she had done the training and it was invaluable. Wow! That’s a great thing and shows how important these
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Safe valentine

In time for valentines day the BBC is reporting on how many women are targeted by scams at this time of year. Criminals who commit romance fraud trawl through profiles and piece together information such as wealth and lifestyle, in order to manipulate their victims Police can investigate and help to provide support, but often cannot get the money back It is very simple for fraudsters to cover their tracks by masking IP addresses and using unregistered phone numbers Never send money to someone online you have never met Think twice about posting personal information which could be used to
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Pie charts

When should we use Pie charts to explain our data? Are they related to lovely Apple Pie? Find out more here: Animated video – 4 minutes
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Time to talk

Today, the 7th February is Time to Talk Day, and we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health.   This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.   Find out more at the Time to Talk website
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Bar Charts

Bar charts are a great way to compare types of data. You’ve probably seen them used lots of times before. In this video we’re going to take you through the basic steps to create your own, and avoid common mistakes. We’ll be looking at Vertical charts Horizontal charts Stacked charts Animated video – 4 minutes
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Help a fridge!

The first Community Fridge in Bristol has opened in the Compass Point Children’s Centre, Bedminster. They now need help keeping the fridge full! They are looking for cafes, food retailers and growers to donate surplus food, in order to help reduce food waste, promote a sharing economy and tackle food poverty. For more information get in touch with the centre on 0117 3772340 or email Jacqui from Bristol Food Network.
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Jobs fairs

Our colleagues at Ways2Work have provided a list of their upcoming Jobs fairs in Bristol: South Bristol Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair Thu 28 Feb (11-3pm) South Bristol J&AF – The South Bristol Skills Academy, The Boulevard, Hengrove Park, BS14 0DB. Bristol Airport Jobs Fair  March 7th (10-1) South Bristol Skills academy, Hengrove.. BS14 0DB Vacancies in all areas of Bristol Airport. Organised by Bristol Airport, Bristol City Council, City of Bristol College and the Department for Work and Pensions Jobs Fair Bristol  March 21 (10-2) Held at The Galleries – with a number of people with ESOL needs expected to attend
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Safer internet day

Today is internet safety day and, as always, we are encouraging our tutors and learners to think about how they can take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from online dangers. Our ‘Online safety takeaway‘ is still running for our tutors to support them in covering key points with their classes. We have a short online online quiz that you can attempt to refresh your knowledge. Finally, we have physical copies of Vodafone’s excellent Digital parenting magazine available for any class that requests it, free of charge.   Find out more about Safer internet day 2019
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