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Sheffield librarian receives national honour

Anne Frost Canva

15 December 2017 One of Sheffield City Council’s librarians has won a national award in BookTrust’s 25th Anniversary Awards. Early years librarian, Anne Frost, was given the Bookstart Coordinator Award for her work to encourage families to read with very young children, especially in deprived areas. Anne has worked for the council’s library service for the past 30 years and ...

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Time to get your school applications in

4 December 2017 Council leaders are urging families to apply for their child’s primary school before the closing date of 15 January and use all three preferences. Parents will find out the outcome of their primary school application on 16 April 2018. Parents are encouraged to make sure they fill in all three preferences in order to keep their options open. Parents ...

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Sheffield’s Disability Travel Service wins national award

Sheffield City Council accepting Modeshift award

29 November 2017 A travel training scheme provided by Sheffield City Council, that supports people with learning disabilities to travel independently, has won a national Modeshift award. The award was presented for ‘Best sustainable travel initiative’ in the education category, at the annual awards ceremony in Sheffield on 9 November. In the past eight years, the schemes (one in Adults ...

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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

HP - newsroom

17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Poet Tony Walsh join judging panel for new writing competition that encourages fostered children and young adults to tell their story

sheffield fostering team

5th October 2017 An inspirational new creative writing competition – developed by the award-winning You Can Foster campaign – will encourage children and young people in foster care and fostering families from all over the North of England to tell their stories and so encourage a new generation of adults to sign up as foster carers. And the entries, across ...

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Free course enables families to learn to cook together

Ministry of Food at Oasis Don Valley

24 August 2017 From fajitas through to veggie burgers, a variety of tasty treats have been cooked up by families taking part in a course at Oasis Don Valley Academy. Six families from the area took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food sessions delivered by Sheffield City Council’s Family Learning Service. The course offered them a chance to learn ...

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Hundreds of youngsters compete in Darnall community sports day

Darnall sports day

12 July 2017 Hundreds of primary school children from High Hazels Academy, Phillimore Primary School and Acres Hill Community School have been running, jumping and throwing their way to success in Darnall community sports day (11 July). A diverse group of budding young athletes, aged 10 and 11 were helped along the sports track by sports monitors from Park Academy ...

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Free vitamins for pregnant women and babies, in bid to eradicate rickets

baby foot

26 June 2017 It’s summer and the sun is shining – but not only is that good news for people enjoying the great outdoors, it’s also good news for unborn babies. Sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D, which pregnant women need throughout their pregnancies to decrease the chances of their babies developing rickets. Unfortunately, though, many ...

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Care leavers celebrate becoming young leaders

Care leavers on residential

24 May 2017 Issued on behalf of The Brathay Trust Five care leavers from Sheffield are celebrating their progress towards becoming young leaders. The 17 to 20 year-olds have completed a six-month programme, and a four day residential in the Lake District, as part of an effective leadership qualification. Four others were also successful in completing some of the modules ...

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Foster carers ask families to do something incredible

Diane, foster carer

15 May 2017 Sheffield City Council is asking more families to help change the lives of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. The call for more carers comes during Foster Care Fortnight, which runs nationally until Sunday 21 May. In Sheffield there are 275 fostering households who look after more than 265 children. Diane from ...

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No closure of children’s centres, as council proposes improved services

 4 May 2017 Families are set to be the focus of changes to children services in Sheffield. In plans set to be discussed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee on Wednesday, May 10, children centres will open up their services to children from pre-birth to 25 years old to make sure our services meet the needs of families, children and ...

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Peppa Pig launches new bedtime reading campaign

14 month old Caitlin Menmuir

20 April 2017 Calling all parents and carers with young children… Peppa Pig is on The Moor this Tuesday, 25 April, to launch a new campaign encouraging parents and carers to read to young children as part of their bedtime routine. “Bath, Book, Bed”, a national BookTrust campaign, is being supported by Sheffield Libraries and parenting expert, Supernanny Jo Frost. ...

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Young people launch city’s suicide prevention strategy

Launch of suicide prevention strategy

20 March 2017   “I always had suicidal feelings as I grew up. I never got any support to help me cope with these and ended up attempting suicide twice. “I don’t want anyone else to go through what I have experienced and that’s why I got involved with writing this suicide prevention strategy. Suicide is a scary thing to ...

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School children celebrate 10 years of Every Child Matters Survey

School children celebrating Every Child Matters Survey

Last week nearly a hundred school pupils have come together with education leaders from across the city to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Every Child Matters survey. Since the survey began 45,000 children have been consulted on their views which are used to shape local services and school policy. As a result of feedback from the survey: Sheffield City ...

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