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  • Anti Bullying Week 2022

    Anti Bullying 2022 - Reach Out

    The theme of Reach Out came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England and Wales. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes. We always encourage anyone at any age to reach out and stand up to bullying of any kind, it’s never right, it’s never just, and if you are being bullied it’s never your fault – always find the strength to reach out, and know where you can go or who you can go to for help. I am aware that bullying is not solely a childhood issue, unfortunately adults can bully and be bullies too, so the message to reach out stretches to all ages. There is another message that we wanted to share that feels very relevant in today’s society of social media fuelled ideas that we have to either love or hate something, sometimes meaning even the most level head people to get carried away. There are always different approaches and choices to be made about how we choose to treat each other and this can make a difference to someone's day...always choose kindness... and learn how not to like each other:

    Antibullying Week 2022


    Please remember to come to student services at your relevant campus if you have any worries.

    Or if you need further support please check out the https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/ who have links and advice for everyone from adults, teens and children, they also have a comprehensive directory of support websites that you can access: 

    The National Bullying Helpline logo


  • Voting Registration Week

    Voter Registration Week 2022


    No Voice, No Say, make sure you register to vote. 

    NEVER TAKE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE FOR GRANTED

    From the Chartists to the Suffragettes, the history of voting rights is littered with examples of people taking extremely brave actions to secure the vote.

    From a group of Barons tracking down a king in a muddy marshland and forcing him to sign a piece of paper in 1215, to the eventual universal suffrage of all adults in the United Kingdom 713 years later (in 1928), we must remember that the right to vote in this country wasn't always guaranteed, and gaining it never came easy.

    A Brief History of Suffrage:

    1867 All male homeowners over the age of 21 are allowed to vote. That’s about 5.5million.

    1918 All men over the age of 21 and all women over 30 are allowed to vote. That’s about 21million.

    1928All women over the age of 21 are allowed to vote for the first time. That’s about 28million.

    1976The voting age is dropped to 18 for both genders. That’s about 40million.

    201416 and 17 year olds vote in the Scottish Independence

    2017On the 3rd of November an initial debate to lower the voting age was taken to Parliament. at the moment the age has stayed at 18. 

    At Enfield please pop down to the canteen over lunch time between 11am - 1pm to on the 15th and 16th of November where you can meet the Enfield Voting Service, they will help you register to vote and share information. 

    No Vote No Voice, so join London Voter Registration Week 2021 | View from  Dr Elisabeth Pop | Trust for LondonYou are not automatically registered to vote, you can register once you turn 16;  make sure have your say; use this link below to get on the voters register:  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote



  • Black History Month

    Black History Month 2022

    Black History Month, is a yearly, month long celebration of black heritage, history and culture.

    It began in America in 1926 when historian and 'father of black history' Carter G Woodson (PIC)  and the association for the study of Negro Life andCarter G Woodson History, declared that the second week of February to be "Negro History Week" the date was chosen because it coincided with birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and the abolitionist Fredrick Douglass.  It was initially met with opposition from many racist groups, but over the decades popularity and awareness grew, and in 1970 it was recognised by US President Gerald Ford as what we know today as Black History Month', he said:

    "Seize the opportunity to honour the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavour through history"

    Why do the UK celebrate in October? 

    Historians argue that black British history has a different meaning to the history of the US. October was chosen because it coincided with the 150th anniversary of  the Caribbean Emancipation. First celebrated in 1987 it celebrated the unique and lived experiences of the nations African - Caribbean population. 

    Action Not Words

    We strive to live in a equal world, with no hate and no racism, to recognise and celebrate each others cultures, achievements and advancements. Not only that, but to recognise the importance of the contributions made by the Afro Caribbean community that have been too often overlooked in past history text and teachings. Its time for change.  

    How do we achieve this? What can we do in our everyday lives to embed the important messages of black history month, and make sure that it lasts not just a month, but all year?

    See it to be it, has been an important message, thinking about TV and media and how often ethnic groups are only represented playing certain roles in dramas, or not recognised throughout history or in TV adverts, things are begging to change, but there is more to be done. The main question needs to be, how do you know what's possible, if you haven't seen it, or recognise it as something you could achieve? 

    We recognise that particularly in the land based sector, there is much work to be done in making the sector more diverse. Please see our slide show for inspirational figures of African and Caribbean decent who are making waves in the land based industry. Enjoy this clip beolw to find out some things you may not know about black history. 


    Would you Share Your Journey with us: If you know of anyone who has inspired you that might be willing to share their story, please get in touch with us in Student Services. We would love to hear the stories of journeys lived through our student or staff body - real life stories can be so inspiring, so let us know if you are willing to share. 





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  • Anti Bullying Awareness

    Anti Bullying, one kind word can lead to another

    Read moreOne kind word can lead to another, and we can stand united together against bullying. 

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  • Autism Awareness Week

    Read moreA week of raising awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world.
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  • International Holocaust Memorial Day

    Holocaust Memorial Day
Coming together to remember and learn about the Holocaust

    Read moreHolocaust Memorial Day is on the 27 January. It is a date when millions of people all around the world remember the victims of genocide. This years Theme is One Day
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  • Hanukkah

    Happy Hanukkah

    Read moreThe eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE.
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    Diwali

    Read moreHappy Diwali to all of our friends and colleagues.
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    Holi

    Read moreHappy Holi to all of our friends and colleagues.
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  • Eid

    Eid Mubarak!

    Read moreMuslims around the world are marking the end of Ramadan this week by celebrating with the festival of Eid Al-Fitar
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  • Lent

    Read moreA common question used throughout the world around this time each year is: “What are you giving up for Lent?”, but what is Lent and why do many Christians give up foods they love for 40 days?
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  • Month of Ramadhan

    Month of Ramadam

    Read moreCelebrated by millions of Muslims across the globe, Ramadan is observed every year during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
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  • Festival of Vesak

    Happy Visak

    Read moreAlso known as 'Buddha Day', Vesak is the celebration of Buddha's enlightenment.  
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  • Sexual Health Awareness Week

    Please be aware that this week is Sexual Health Week 2022.

     It’s Sexual Health Week 2022. Time for a check-up? Want to find out more about sexual health services in your area?

    Terrence Higgins Trust offer free STI and HIV testing, free condoms and sexual health advice and support.  

    You can contact their confidential direct help line on: 0808 802 1221 

    email: info@tht.org.uk

    they also offered a live chat services that is free and anonymous between 3pm and 5pm. 

    follow the link: https://www.tht.org.uk 

    We run the C card scheme here at the college, which gives access to free lube and condoms, so please make sure to come to student services if you need any help and support.  Where you can sign up confidentially and be issued with a C Card, More info about the C card scheme here:

    https://youngandfree.org.uk/join-the-c-card-scheme