(Taken from the Anti-Bullying Alliance)
This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:
- employer children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
- help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
- encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality.
- enable teachers and other childrens workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us 'all different , all equal' and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be be themselves.
(The following was taken from Childline website)
What is bullying?
- being called names
- being teased, put down or humiliated
- being pushed or pulled about
- having money and other staff taken
- having rumours spread about you
- being ignored and left out
- being hit, kicked or physically hurt
- being threatened or intimidated
- being bullied through your phone or online
- nobody has the right to bully you
- bullying could be done by friends, family, people at school/work and strangers - but its never ok
- it can happen in different places - like at school/work, home or line
- there are ways to get it stopped and ways to feel better about yourself
- Build your confidence
- Practise being assertive
- Block the bully
- Tell some
Don't fight back - you could get in trouble if you fight back against people involved in bullying. There's no shame in not fighting back.
Don't reply to an abusive message
Replying to an abusive message could make the bullying worse. And it could end up upsetting you more.
It's a good idea to save these messages to that you can show them to someone.
If you are being bullied or you know someone is being bullied, visit this website where you can find lots of advice.
It's Children in Need tonight!
BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the Appeal.
If you want to donate visit this website to see the different ways you can donate
Another group was demonstrated and then practiced the long graduation cut. They learnt how to section and then the angles they needed to produce a long graduation.
Both groups worked really well, considering we had two new learners start and went straight into foiling!
It's Remembrance Sunday this weekending. Here is a poem that brings a tear to our eyes.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Our 1st years are not quite ready for colouring clients, but are practicing the process of foiling, where they have to weave the hair and fold foil around it. Sounds easy? It probably is if you have been doing it for a while, but our 1st years will have more practice before they can work on clients. But if you are interested in a blowdry, a set or a hair up, they would love to practice on your hair. Call 01603 305884 for an appointment.
Are you going to any fire work displays this weekend? Did you know - 'London was lit up with bonfires as people celebrated the failure of the conspirators to kill their king. What’s really interesting is that the origin of the word ‘bonfire’ is purported to be ‘bone fire’ and describes the burning of heretics and witches and bones'.
The tutors are getting ready for the next theory unit - colouring. It's a big project so we have lots of information and activities to help the learners understand the underpinning knowledge.
Don't forget to turn your clocks back on Sunday to gain that extra hour in bed!
The 1st year students are busy working on their one length cuts, blowdries and plaits and twists, they will be moving on to colouring very soon, starting with foils.
The 2nd years are working on all their skills and carrying out their assessments. They are working really hard. The training salon is now open Monday - Friday, so if you are interested in helping the students learn by being their clients, please call 01603 305884. It is half term next so if there are college students who need a haircut or colour you are more than welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
On Facebook we have put up a Youtube video on how to look after your hands to prevent dermatitis. As the weather is getting colder your hands will be getting drier. The tutors will be keeping an eye on the students hands during the review process, but the students can always speak to the tutor if they have any concerns.
It was Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday and some of our learners dressed in yellow and staff wore yellow ribbons in their hair or on their clothes to help promote the awareness! Product training was given to the remaining learners who haven't had the training, so everyone is now aware of the Matrix products and the types of hair they should be used on.
The first year learners were given the opportunity to bring in models for an open workshop this week to practice the skills they have learnt so far. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more pictures. The above picture was from a Level 3 student, it looks amazing!
We were finalising the details on our new NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing course this week. It will start in April and will take you through to Christmas. There are 9 units - shampooing, cutting, colouring, setting, style & finish, consultation, maintain effectiveness, cutting mens hair and plait & twist. All great units to help you start your hairdressing career. If you are thinking of changing your career, this course will be ideal. We will guide you through the knowledge and practical criteria to meet your assessments and throughout your training there will be opportunities to have your own column in the training school to help you gain salon experience in a controlled environment. Call 01603 886969 to reserve your place.
The quiz this week on Facebook is a hairdressing knowledge questions. What do you remember about the hair structure?
Our Level 3's have been practicing their colour work this week, working on clients or their tuition head. Some great work all round!
Sara has been busy visiting salons, observing in house training and delivering barber training to stylists. If your team would like to extend their knowledge of barbering or hairdressing skills, our professional tutors are available to deliver the training in you salon. Please call 01603 886969 for more details.
We take pride in our training to ensure all our students go away with a deep knowledge of hairdressing and barbering techniques to ensure they can meet the challenges they will face everyday in their salon.
Our 1st years have started on their functional skills training and they will do a bit every other week until they are ready for the online test. They are now ready to start working on clients, so if you would like to have your hair set, blowdryed or even put up, our learners are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please call 01603 305884 to make an appointment.
Next Tuesday is Mental Health Day and we will be thinking of this day by all of us wearing yellow. We look forward to the pictures. World Mental Health Day is a day for global health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. This years theme is mental health in the workplace.
Our 1st year hairdressing apprentices were practising one length cuts this week. They were working on neat sections and tension. As well as the technical issues relating to cutting hair, the tutor was also checking for deportment and how the learner holds their scissors. Hairdressers will be predominately cutting hair so we ensure our learners are standing correctly from the beginning and throughout their training.
Our Level 3 in Hairdressing students were working on creative cuts, colours and hair ups. They were letting their creative skills flow and came up with some great looks. If you want to have a change in colour, cut or happy to let a learner carry out a creative hair up style (obviously we will put your hair back to your day look if necessary!) clients are required on Monday and Thursday afternoon.
Our 2nd year apprentices are continuing to progress with their skills and their qualification. They are always looking for clients to practice their skills and to carry out their assessments. Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 01603 305884.
Our new barbering course starts today. We hope they enjoy their day and we look forward to seeing their work.
Now that the new training year has settled down, the management team met up for their first meeting of the year to plan for future courses and how we have improve our facilities and training. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news.
Our Level 3 students are getting some ideas for their creative styles by creating a moodboard. They were practising this week on tuition heads, but if you fancy one of these styles or something different, we have appointments available on Monday and Thursday afternoons. We look forward to seeing their creations.
Our 1st year apprentices had some Matrix product training by Gemma at Barkers. They learnt what the different shampoo and conditioners are used for so they know when they start working with clients they are using the correct products on the correct hair. This knowledge will continue throughout their training as they will be working on clients every week.
Our self funded Barber course starts next week, we are looking forward to meeting our new students. We do have 2 spaces left so if barbering is something you have always thought about doing, we will be happy to speak to you about the course details.
Teaching is a very rewarding profession, especially if you are passionate about your subject and want to pass on your knowledge. Our teaching course starts on Monday 23 October for 8 sessions 10.00am - 4.00 pm. If this is something you are interested in please visit our Continuing Professional Development page to find out more information.
Visit our Facebook page for our weekly quiz! A mini farm has 4 pigs, 5 sheep and 7 rabbits, how many chickens does it have? Answer on Facebook tomorrow
Our 2nd year apprentices had some product training from Barkers this week, which will help them sell and use on their clients, as they will have a better understanding of what the products do . Our 1st years will have product training next week so they get to know what products we use and why you use them.
The 1st year Level 3 apprentices were working on the theory of colour and colour correction.
Our Level 2 Certificate in Barbering course starts on Friday 29 September, we only have 2 places left. If you are interested in starting a career in barbering, please call us on 01603 886969 to reserve your place.