Monthly Archives February 2019

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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Winter weather update

Good morning. As of 7:00am this morning the 1st of February we have been advised that both the Park and Stoke Lodge have been closed. No staff should travel unless safe to do so and all learners should contact their tutors or the venue to ensure it is safe before attempting to travel. As many schools and children’s centres have already announced closures it is best to assume that most of our classes will be shut across the city. Pleas take care whatever you do today!
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