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Our community cohesion program is intended to be in the areas of health and well-being, charity work, education and employment opportunities, community partnerships, and culture or leisure activities. 

 

We have lots of great ideas, but would be really interested in hearing from you to see what you think our community needs and how Coundon Court could get involved. 

 

We would like to actively engage our community and our plan is to build a community partnership/engagement group. If this is something you would like to be a part of please let us know via the form below.

 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Tell us what you have been up to!

If you've been showing the Coundon Core Values, please use this form to get in touch and we'll share your stories and pictures with the community, if you are happy for us to do so.

Our core values are that we want our students to be:

Happy and Caring

Responsible Learners

Aspirational

Resilient

Outward Facing Citizen

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Registered, In Place
and Ready for Use!

 

If you are ever in a situation where you need to use the defibrillator, please call 999 and they will advise you on what you need to do.

 

HUGE thanks go to all the students, staff and community members who raised and donated money to make this possible.

Coundon Court School would also like to thank P D Brady, local electrician, for installing the defibrillator free of charge and Charlie Ganatra for allowing it to be situated just outside of Ganatra's News on Hollyfast Road.

A brilliant community effort all round.

 

Let us hope it never needs to be used  However, if it does, please know you'll be guided each step by the West Midlands Ambulance Service: Officialwmas

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🍃🌿🌳💚 EXCITING ANNOUNCMENT 💚🌳🌿🍃 


Tiny Forests

As the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Official Nature and Carbon Neutral Supporter, Severn Trent has created 72 Tiny Forests in urban areas across the West Midlands, helping Birmingham 2022 to leave a lasting legacy. Each Tiny Forest links to one of the nations and territories competing at the Games.  

 

We are delighted to have been selected to have one of these forests, right here at Coundon Court School and we hope this forest will give more people, schools, and community groups access to green spaces, right here on their doorstep.  

 

A tiny forest is a dense and fast-growing native, woodland, typically the size of a tennis court. These miniature forests grow rapidly and become more biodiverse more quickly than monoculture or isolated trees.   

 

Pupils from local primary schools; Coundon Primary, Hollyfast and Kersley will take part on the planting day as well as our own students, staff and community supporters on the 21st of March 2022.   

 

Urban areas face huge pressure from development, population growth and environmental issues such as flooding, heat stress and loss of biodiversity. Space is also at a premium. Tiny Forests can play a part in facing these challenges. They bring the benefits of a forest connecting people with nature and raising awareness, helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change, and providing a home for nature right into the heart of our cities and urban spaces.  They help to tackle environmental issues such as flooding, heat stress and loss of biodiversity which are increasingly affecting urban areas; and this is only expected to worsen in the face of climate change and increasing urbanisation.  This Tiny Forest will contribute to a scientific research project to better understand the environmental and social benefits over time. Raising awareness of the climate crisis and the importance of nature-based solutions in urban areas. It will help to create a thriving and climate-resilient urban area, whilst also enhancing livelihoods and wellbeing. Tiny Forests provide a publicly accessible place for people to relax, enjoy and appreciate nature in the built environment. They can support health and wellbeing through simple aesthetic value, actively watching wildlife, personal involvement in the project and as an educational resource or skills-building experience. Providing vital access to quality green space in urban areas for people to connect with nature. Opportunity for local communities to come together and take positive environmental action. Creating nature-rich habitat patches to support urban wildlife. Growing evidence base on the benefits of trees for improved mental and physical health. More than 3,000 Tiny Forests® have been planted globally, with 97% success rate.  

 

The benefits of a Tiny Forest:  

·         They provide vital access to quality green space in urban areas for people to connect with nature.  

·         Opportunity for local communities to come together and take positive environmental action.  

·         The creation of nature-rich habitat patches to support urban wildlife.  

·         Environmental benefits including capturing carbon and supporting flood management.  

·         A resource for teachers and educators to support outdoor learning.  

·         The chance to contribute to a scientific research project to better understand the environmental and social benefits over time.  

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be involved in a project that celebrates the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by creating a Tiny Forest within our school grounds. Our students will be involved in the planting and maintenance of the forest, helping to provide a legacy for future generations of children in the Coundon community to enjoy for many years to come. 

 

Severn Trent Severn Trent is one of Britain’s largest water companies, serving 4.5 million homes and business customers in and around the Midlands. Its region stretches from the Welsh borders to Rutland and from the outskirts of Sheffield south to the Bristol Channel and east to the Humber. The company delivers almost two billion litres of fresh, clean drinking water every day through 46,000km of pipes. And when it is finished with, it is taken away again to be cleaned and treated before being returned safely to the environment. Severn Trent’s partnership with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will help to accelerate its ambitious plans as it plays a part in creating new green urban spaces. Further enhancing biodiversity, promoting plastic-free thinking and ultimately delivering a carbon neutral legacy for generations to come. Find out more at www.wonderfulontap.co.uk  

 

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8th August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region and its people on the global stage. The Games are already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration. Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.Find out more www.birmingham2022.com.   

 

Earthwatch Europe is an environmental charity with science at its heart. Connecting people with the natural world, monitoring the health of our natural resources, and informing the actions that will have the greatest positive impact.  Working together with scientists, businesses, civil society and policymakers to drive the change.  Striving to live within our means and in balance with nature. There is a small library of stock images available to you, of previous Tiny Forests planted in the UK, on the Earthwatch Google Drive, which you can access using this link here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bgicSfvuvGcet5oOeW1W5J8VzQAzgxQ5Find out more at: https://earthwatch.org.uk/ 

First LEGO League Winners for the third year in a row!!!

On Saturday 22nd January the Coundon Robotics Team went to Coventry University for the regional "First Lego League" competition.   Our team were up against teams from all around the region from Northampton to Milton Keynes.

 

We Won three awards:-

  • Motivation award (for supporting another team who were struggling, our team all received £10 book tokens and chocolate)

  • Robotic Challenge Mat (highest scoring robot)

  • Overall regional winners (best at all areas including the science project on sustainable packaging)

 

We are through to the National finals on the 26th February.  This will be in Harrogate.

Thank you to coaches (Ms Doran, Rob Napier) and the 6th form mentors (Imaan Parvaiz, Stephanie Mazambi, Megan Elliot, Mikey Winstone) for their help getting the team to this amazing level.

The team are:

Maksym Hnatiw,

Corey Hartwell,

Hasan Husain,

Yasin Mutlu,

Kiran Osborne,

Raees Parvaiz,

Dima Ramazan, and

Molly Rowley

Zoe's Place

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice would like to say a huge thank you to all at Coundon Court for raising an incredible £425.64 from their Christmas Jumper Day!

 

Zoë’s Place provide respite, palliative and end-of life care to babies and children up to the age of five who are either life-limited or life-threatened due to their wide range of complex needs.

 

This fantastic donation could pay for half a day of care for one child and on behalf of all the team at Zoë’s Place, thank you for thinking of us during this time’

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Celebrating Active Citizens

We now have our own Facebook Page. 

To see all of our up-to-date community information and activities please like, follow and share: 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Coundoncommunity

Coundon Court's New Facebook Page Launched!

Being a Good Citizen

We will be seeking nominations over the next few weeks of Coundon students that deserve recognition for being good citizens.

Here is a video to help start this process

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Coventry Culture

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Student Podcasts - updated!

Have a listen to our Year 10 Business students and Creative Year 11 iMedia students doing a spot of podding! More coming soon, check back again.

Mental Health Support for Young People

Life during lockdown produced many challenges for young people and their families.  If your child is finding things particularly tough there are a range of support services that you may wish to make contact with to gain support from them. 

You can obtain contact details for these by clicking here

Mental Health Support for Young People

Life during lockdown has produced many challenges for young people and their families.  If your child is finding things particularly tough there are a range of support services that you may wish to make contact with to gain support from them. 

You can obtain contact details for these by clicking here

If you are a Young Carer, you can get support at: 

https://www.youngcarerscoventry.com/ 

The SEND team are working hard to support students both in school and out. There is additional support out for SEND students and families through some fantastic opportunities with SENDIASS. Please see these links for more details.

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Our fabulous Art Team got stuck in, along with our students and produced 20 crisp packet blankets that were delivered to Coventry Comfort Carers crisis support project and Langar aid for distribution just before Christmas.

The Crisp Packet Project

Serving the community, saving the environment!

‘The crisp packet project’ making sleeping bags, blankets, bags and ground sheets for the homeless.

Our community really came together on this project.

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Not only did our own students and staff collect crisp packets but some of our feeder primary schools did too! Hollyfast, Hill Farm, Kersley Grange and Kersley Newland did an incredible job getting behind the project and donated sacks upon sacks full of crisp packet for the cause.

Food Bank

You may have seen an article in the Coventry Evening Telegraph regarding how we are supporting our local community with our School Foodbank. The article is outlined below:

“Mrs Elton, Safeguarding Lead at Coundon Court School told Coventry Live: "We have had bags of food anonymously left in my office, teachers keep saying what do you need this week, I'm doing a Tesco shop."

 

A local charity, Langar Aid, have also helped the school with their free school meals offering, providing thirty additional food hampers every two weeks for families. They also do the voucher and hamper system for families on free school meals.”

 

Please do get in touch if you or a family in our community needs our support. All correspondence will be treated with confidentiality.

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Conor Thomas ex pupil gives us an inspirational insight into his life and what it takes to be a professional footballer. Fresh from nearly causing an FA cup upset against the mighty Man City last weekend in which Conor played a pivotal part he talks about the game and what a fantastic experience he had playing against some of the best players in the world.

 

The PE Team want to thank Conor for taking the time to send this message and wishes him good luck for the rest of the season!