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Working families will be hit hardest by cuts warning

   Wednesday July 15 2015 THOUSANDS of families and children in Sheffield could be hit hardest as a result of the Government budget cuts, a city leader has warned.   Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families fears many children in the city will bear the brunt of the cuts that were announced ...

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New Secondary School Plans Possible for Sheffield

 Wednesday 15 July 2015  PARENTS are to be consulted on proposals to build two brand new secondary schools in the north east and south west of Sheffield, designed to meet rising demand for school places. Over the last few years Sheffield City Council has been rolling out an expansion programme across the city to deal with issues caused by increased ...

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Children Gear Up For Summer of Fun

Abbeydale Story Tent

Tuesday 16 June 2015 A TINY mouse is heading up one of the many activities on offer for children as part of a summer of fun across Sheffield this year. ‘The Story of the Adventurous Little Mouse’ will be on at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, as part of the city’s Festival of Fun.   Children visiting the event, which takes place ...

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South West Primary school places

  Council leaders are taking a fresh look at new options for the provision of primary school places in the South West of Sheffield in order to ease pressures following a growing number of young families living in the area.   Following consultation earlier this year, Sheffield City Council paused plans to permanently expand Dobcroft Infant School by one class ...

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Class of 2015 urged to grab their February Freebie

Friday 13 February 2015 Curious youngsters interested in programming Lego robots, learning to care for chickens and developing their circus skills are being invited to take part in a host of fun-filled Children’s University half-term activities. The Children’s University February Freebie is back with more than 50 adventurous and creative activities on offer during the half-term holidays, which run from ...

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Young and old join forces to increase dementia awareness

Prince Edward Primary School pupils Eddison Chan, 10, and Nicola Kelwick, nine, with Hurlfield View residents Malcolm Boswell and Tona Blackburn.

Wednesday 26 November 2014 Older people with dementia have begun sharing their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new council project, thought to be the first of its kind in the region. The council has developed its ‘Adopt a Care Home’ project linking a local school and care home to raise awareness of dementia and help ...

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Bags of fun for Sheffield school children

School children have been helping to 'Keep Sheffield Stainless'

Enthusiastic school children have been helping to ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ by taking part in a number of litter picking exercises, culminating in a big eco-summit. Over 100 children from 10 schools joined forces at Rother Valley Country Park to help tidy up the area after holding their own litter picking events around their schools. The children also chatted about what ...

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Celebrating the sons and daughters of foster carers

Kind hearted youngsters who welcome other children and young people into their homes are encouraging adults from across Sheffield to do something amazing and foster. Many foster carers have their own children who share their home, toys and their parents’ time with their foster brothers and sisters – ensuring the process is a whole family affair. Sheffield City Council is ...

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It’s Showtime! for Sheffield’s talented performers

Talented school children and performing arts groups with a flair for drama and music will be treading the boards at some of the city’s most prestigious theatres during this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival. Theatres such as The Montgomery Theatre, the Library Theatre, The Octagon and Crucible will be showcasing drama, musicals, dance extravaganzas, comedies and classic stories performed by a ...

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Join in the fun at the Sheffield Children’s Festival

Creative children of all ages who love to dance, sing, act and create art are being invited to take part in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival Activity Day at the Winter Garden. The festival, now in its 22nd year, takes place from Saturday 7 June to Sunday 6 July and aims to celebrate the talent, creativity and enthusiasm of Sheffield’s ...

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