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Sheffield pupil wins place with National Children’s Orchestra

Eamonn Foley

19 January 2017 A Year 5 pupil at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School in Sheffield has been selected to join one of the country’s most prestigious groups of young musicians, the National Children’s Orchestra. Eamonn Foley, aged 9, started double-bass lessons in January last year and made quick progress, wowing the NCO tutors with his audition in April who said ...

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Call for business leaders to support our schools

Would you like to pass your business skills onto the next generation? Sheffield City Council is looking for more business leaders to become “Enterprise Advisers” and work with schools, to provide career advice and business expertise. During the last year, 80 Enterprise Advisers have been working with 80 secondary schools and colleges across South Yorkshire, including 27 Sheffield schools and ...

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Youngsters help make this year’s reading challenge best yet

Hamda Einashie, 15, helped at Darnall Library over the summer

23 September 2016 Young volunteers were thanked yesterday by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor for helping to make this year’s summer reading challenge the best one yet. Figures are still being collected but it is estimated that around 5,000 children took part in the challenge, which is more than any other year. Fourteen teenagers, aged 14 to 16, volunteered in council-run libraries ...

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GCSE success for Sheffield students

Scott Woffindon

Students across the city have been receiving their GCSE results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. The emerging results for the city so far show that the numbers of students achieving five A*-C grade are on track to be similar to last year . This is particularly encouraging when a national ...

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Sheffield turns its back on prejudice in schools

8th August 2016 Sheffield has been singled out for national praise as a result of its work to tackle prejudice and bullying in schools. Sheffield City Council has for the sixth year running been voted in the top ten of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2016. The Index measures how well local authorities support schools to celebrate difference and prevent and ...

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Sheffield’s Children in Care Council win national award

Children in Care Council recieve Diana Award

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council have won a national award for their work to help improve the experiences of children in care. The group of 13-18 year olds, who have all experienced the care system, were given a Diana award last week for a film which highlights what they want from care professionals. Their film highlights the importance of listening ...

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New schools sponsors announced

The Regional Schools Commissioner has decided that Silverdale Multi Academy Trust and Reach4 Academy Trust will be the sponsors for the new schools in south west and north east Sheffield. The announcement follows a selection process run by the Department for Education. Academy trusts were invited to apply to run the new schools, which are needed to meet the rising ...

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Join The Big Friendly Read in your library

Summer Reading Challenge, Dale Cherry 2016 for The Reading Agency

13 July 2016 Do you know your Snozzcumbers from your Oompa-Loompas or your Twits from your Trunchbull? The wonderful world of Roald Dahl is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which starts in Sheffield libraries on Saturday, 16 July. The challenge, called The Big Friendly Read this year, asks children under 12 years old to read six library ...

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Brush your teeth two times a day, stop the germs and fight decay

Reception children brushing their teeth at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy.

Nursery and reception children from Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy sing this rhyme to the tune of Twinkle twinkle little star every day whilst they brush their teeth together in a circle. Tinsley’s tooth brushing club is part of an initiative run by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust’s Oral Health Promotion team which works with 26 ...

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Sheffield schools take on the 10 day active travel challenge

Pupils from St Wilfrids with circus performers on their way to school

Monday 13th June- Friday 24th June Ten schools across South Yorkshire will walk to school with performers from Green Top Circus as part of the 10 day active travel challenge. School children, including those at St Wilfrids, Stocksbridge Infant and Junior, Southey Green and Shooters Grove will see performers spinning plates, balancing and juggling. The 10 day active travel challenge ...

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School children bring the carnival to Tudor Square

School children perform their samba beats in Tudor Square

Hundreds of primary school children brought the carnival to Sheffield performing their samba rhythms in Tudor Square last week. 18 schools came to perform a piece together that they have been practising since November.  Each of the schools brought their pupils to take part in playing the whole Samba piece, learn new pieces, play with an established Samba band and ...

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Digital developers can code their way to a cash prize

Adnaan Walayat,  winner of last year’s completion with Mike Garnock-Jones.

Sheffield City Council’s competition, Code Make Win, for nine to 19 year old digital makers, who have created apps, robots, games or products from 3D printers and digital sewing machines has extended its deadline to 14 June 2016. Nine cash prizes, amongst other prizes, are available to win. The competition is open to individuals and teams of up to four ...

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