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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Eco Lodge – A sustainable learning space

This grant from The Naturesave Trust has helped our college to address the needs of a growing student population in a creative way.  We were able to construct a new science classroom where the building itself inspires and excites the students into learning about science and the environment.

The Naturesave Trust

Aviva Community Fund – Replacement of Play Surfaces

Please vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund competition where we are looking to replacement the surfaces in our playground as these have deteriorated over the years. The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 500 projects across four different fund levels and four categories, giving our awards to communities throughout the UK.

The link to vote is



Thank you


November’s Autism friendly screenings at Cineworld

November’s films

Cineworld host an autism friendly cinema screening on the first Sunday of every month at 11am.

Cineworld’s next autism friendly film screening is The Lego Ninjago Movie on Sunday 5th November at 11am.

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Showcase host an autism friendly cinema screening on the second Sunday of the month at 10am.

Showcase’s next autism friendly film screening is The Lego Ninjago Movie on Sunday 12th November at 10am.

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ODEON host an autism friendly cinema screening every month at 10:15am. At a select number of cinemas, ODEON are trialling screenings for older audiences.

ODEON’s October autism friendly film screening is The Lego Ninjago Movie on Sunday 29th October at 10:15am.

ODEON’s October autism friendly films for older audiences at 9 cinemas is Thor Ragnarok (TBC) on Monday 30th October at 6pm.

ODEON’s November autism friendly film screening is My Little Pony on Sunday 19thNovember at 10:15am.

ODEON’s November autism friendly films for older audiences at 9 cinemas is Justice League  (tbc) on Monday 20th November at 6pm.

Please note Epsom ODEON’s Sunday screening time is 11am.

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Vue host an autism friendly cinema screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10:15am, from £1.99.

Vue’s October autism friendly film screening is Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 29th October at 10:15am.

Vue’s November autism friendly film screening is Captain Underpants on Sunday 26th November at 10:15am.

Find out more

As always, adjustments will be in place for all of the screenings. These include: lights being left on low, no adverts, lower sound levels, people being able to move around the cinema and able to take their own food.

Please note:

*ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge if the film is a new release.

Key points:

  • Showcase films start at 10am, Vue films start at 10:15am, Cineworld films start at 11am and ODEON films start at 10.15am and 6pm for the adult screening trial – there are no trailers so please make sure you are seated in time
  • Full list of participating cinemas
  • List of ODEON cinemas selected to run Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences
  • ODEON tickets can be booked from 5pm on the Tuesday before the screening through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315. Or book online
  • ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge for new releases
  • Vue tickets can be booked online or for information call 08712 240 240
  • Cineworld tickets can be booked online or for information call 0871 200 2000
  • Showcase tickets can be booked online or by calling 0871 220 1000
  • For answers to all your questions about Autism Friendly Films please visit our FAQs page
  • For the latest Autism Friendly Screening news sign up to our enewsletter on our website
  • Vue tickets are priced from £1.99 because they are older films.

Visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly for more information.

Follow DimensionsUK on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date

Myanmar Refugee Cake Sale

Just to say a huge thank you- the OGC community raised £150.00 in yesterday’s Myanmar refugee cake sale!

A cheque for this amount will shortly be sent to the Disaster Emergency Committee. https://donation.dec.org.uk/myanmar#/

Newsletter: October

Post 16 Transport Consultation

The County Council has launched an on-consultation on the proposal to increase Post-16 transport charge.  If the proposal goes ahead in September 2018, all parents/carers who pay £427 towards the cost of transport would be asked to contribute £600.

There is more detail on the link to the Have Your Say website in the link below.  The County Council are keen to stress that this proposal would not affect those families on a low income who do not pay the Post-16 transport charge.

I would encourage you to fill out the on-line consultation which closes on 19th October at:


Workshop for Parent Carers of Children at O.G.C

Is your child/young person transferring from a statement of special educational needs  to an Education and Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

All children/young people with a statement of special educational needs must have it transferred to an EHCP by 31st March 2018.

Myanmar Refugee Cake Sale – Thursday 19th October

In recent weeks, half a million people- mostly Rohingya women and children- have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Asia. They are seeking refuge in Bangladesh, where they urgently need food, water, shelter and medical care. Help us help these people who have had to leave their homes and country by donating any cakes you can for our Myanmar Refugee cake sale- 19/10/17. This is part of our school’s ongoing work to promote better global understanding for our students and help support humanitarian causes. Just like the cake sale last November to raise funds for war-torn Syria (£212.35 raised), I hope you will all join OGC in supporting this good cause!

Kevin Doherty


Jack on the Green: A Night of Lights & Lanterns

An exciting new family event is coming to Worthing at the beginning of the October half term.

Jack on the Green is a light & lantern festival taking place in Beach House Park on the evening of 21 and 22 October, 6pm – 8.30pm. The event will comprise of a trail of lit structures and lanterns, and there will be the opportunity for students to create some of lanterns in afternoon workshops taking place prior to the event.

A number of Worthing schools are involved in the creation of some of the structures and it is hoped that in future years this opportunity can be offered to more schools as the event takes shape and grows.