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06/07/20

Click here for instructions on how to make one: https://t.co/IZ5n4MA5o5. Also we would like to say a big thank you to for all their generous donations to our Science department this year! 2/2

06/07/20

At Home Science Club: This week we would like you to make your very own Solar Oven. Send us a photo of your finished oven to media.org and you could WIN a solar furnace like this one! 1/2 https://t.co/S11mlB4Mlj

03/07/20

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

03/07/20

Thank you so much to the Oxfordshire Kindness Wave https://t.co/o9KdYTVyLw and for sending us this lovely pack to some of our students this week ❤️ https://t.co/8AHC2J65jb

03/07/20

Are you an inspiring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Come and join our fantastic Inclusion Team in September. The role is 33 hours per week, term-time only. For full details and to apply online, visit https://t.co/gzVXdYZ7Uw

30/06/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

This week at TRAIN!🎉Young people just need to friend/follow the Youth Work team's professional Facebook and Instagram accounts to get involved and see more of what they're getting up to: Justina Train, Harry Train, Charlotte Train https://t.co/V1AnD929ZG

30/06/20

Looking forward to seeing our first group of Year 7 students in tomorrow for their 1-2-1 meetings 🙂 Ms Hunter has prepared this video about entering the school, please share this with your child: https://t.co/g8STiionz8

29/06/20

Budding Year 7 botanist, Leia, completes an amazing flower dissection for Biology lesson at home https://t.co/XwSIWMy8av

29/06/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Happy ! Here's our free guide for Parents; 'the largest interactive social platform for play' according to the makers. Please retweet & share with your whole school community! - Download here: https://t.co/0Url7fNw16 https://t.co/sJrEpbTSJK

23/06/20

This week's faculty challenge is a lip sync challenge! Enjoy this video from Ms Saul, Mr Morris and Mrs Powell! https://t.co/xi76mWfHVB

23/06/20

We have created a new video for our rising Year 7's this week, we hope you enjoy this Who's Who https://t.co/QEo1hESXnI

22/06/20

You may have seen in this week's newsletter the fantastic virtual code breaking event taking place from the 1st July, raising money for . Here is a link to the full details of the event: https://t.co/7t75XPVJxK https://t.co/N8s27QZfSP

22/06/20

Here is your challenge this week from the PE Department: Cricket Bowling https://t.co/yFfzrz7sjW

16/06/20

Here is a timetable of activities from taking place this week. https://t.co/d9dcCKZePA

15/06/20

Follow these simple steps on your journey to school to and : https://t.co/u1ZcVkA9by https://t.co/s7Mq6YtO8H

15/06/20

Here is the PE Challenge #3 - Overarm Throw: https://t.co/269DpCt9Tm

11/06/20

Wow! Freddie in Year 9 has created this stunning piece of artwork on his tablet and has had it printed onto a canvas for a family birthday present; bet they were delighted with their gift! https://t.co/XtLOQPPujW

11/06/20

This week Year 7 have been carefully considering how to present the Norman Conquest to the public as part of their museum project. Jake has done a fantastic job and has really visualised what he wants his museum to look like and why https://t.co/0As42wRLvK

10/06/20

Year 8 have been writing an modern response to William Wordsworth's Upon Westminster Bridge as part of their Protest and Environment Unit. Here are some fantastic poems written by Charley, Emily, Thomas and Lily https://t.co/Xu30pgfW82

09/06/20

As always, please send photos or videos of your fun demonstrations to: media.org

Posted on: 29/03/2019

Aureus school honoured for its mental health work

Place2be AwardsWe have received further national recognition for our work focusing on pupils' mental wealth following the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards ceremony in London on Monday.

Run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the Awards recognise the passion, determination and hard work that goes into the delivery of mental health and wellbeing support in the charity’s partner schools across the country. The award ceremony was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.

Aureus School, which opened in September 2017, was highly commended in the School Community category in recognition of our partnership with local Didcot community project The Art Room and comes after the gold status given to Aureus recently by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award for School - an honour awarded to just six UK secondary schools.

Each morning before lessons Aureus students are offered half an hour of mindful strategies, art, reading or movement. 

"To have been received highly commended for an award like this is a real endorsement of all we have tried to do here at Aureus,” said head teacher Hannah Wilson. “From the moment we opened, our approach has been to offer a nurturing vision and a holistic education to nurture the hearts and the minds of our students.

"Wellbeing is at the centre of all we do here. We strive to equip our students with an emotional toolkit to help them overcome challenges in life by preventing consequences, rather than learning how to have to deal with them.

"We have special sensory rooms and safe spaces in the school like our nurture room, and we have recruited a Student Welfare Manager, a Nurture Manager and a Thrive Practitioner which allows us to deal with children individually.

"Our goal is for Aureus students to develop into well-rounded, emotionally literate citizens of the future. It has been that way since the start, so to have been noticed and recognised in this way is a real thumbs-up for the work we have done so far, and will continue to do in future."

Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche added: “All too often we are surrounded by stories of children’s mental health in crisis. Sadly, we hear less about the brilliant efforts made every day to support children and young people in UK schools. 

"To redress this, Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards recognise and showcase the remarkable work and commitment to promote mental health across our partner schools in the UK.”