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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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Early Riser scheme boosts grades for secondary school starters

Students take part in a sports day as part of early risers scheme

A scheme for students starting secondary school in south east Sheffield has boosted grades and reduced children’s anxieties about starting a new school. Research into the ‘Early Riser’ scheme – which involves year six pupils starting secondary school early, at the end of the summer term – found 66% of children are making expected or better progress, compared to 40% ...

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Stay safe: Don’t play on scaffolding

Council housing roofing work

28 July 2016 Roofs to thousands of council homes are being repaired and maintained as part of a multi-million pound housing investment programme. Now Sheffield City Council and its contractors are warning children to stay safe and not to climb on scaffolding up across the city. A total of 26,000 homes are having new roofs or having roofing work done ...

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Mums strike a pose for breastfeeding week

Breastfeeding mum

20 June 2016  Breastfeeding mums in Sheffield prepare to strut their stuff on the catwalk to mark National Breastfeeding week (20-26 June). A fashion show will be taking place during the annual picnic to celebrate National Breast Feeding week. Taking place in the Winter Garden on Wednesday 22 June at 11am, the walkway will showcase mothers modelling their own clothes ...

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Sheffield children showcase musical talents to inspire others to give it a go

27 April 2016 Children’s Wind Band and Senior Orchestra were just two of the 21 eclectic music groups performing at three concerts on Sunday. Watch the two groups perform. The events showcased the progress of music groups run by Sheffield City Council’s Music Hub and saw 650 children perform their music to crowds in Sheffield. The concerts aim to inspire ...

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Largest classical music event for school children in Sheffield

Children from Angram Bank Primary School enjoyed the orchestra - from L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11)

15 April 2016 Two thousand captivated school children took part in Sheffield’s largest classical music event of its kind at a packed out City Hall today (Friday, 15 April). World famous orchestra, the Hallé, performed to children from 34 primary schools and one secondary school in Sheffield. They played pieces the children had learned in school, with all 2,000 children ...

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VIDEO – Children enjoy learning about Shakespeare in Sheffield

22 March 2016 Shakespeare is being brought to life for children in activities taking place in Sheffield libraries this week. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are all being held to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Watch children talking about what they know about Shakespeare: See here for event details.

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Debut author voted winner by Sheffield’s children

Lord Mayor and Lara Williamson at Sheffield's Children Book Awards

13 November 2015 Top children’s books have been judged by school pupils in Sheffield and the results are in. New author, Lara Williamson, has been named overall winner at the annual Sheffield Children’s Book Awards with her debut book “A Boy Called Hope”. Lara, who had previously worked at magazines such as J17 and ELLE, struck a chord with young ...

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Mini musicians show they are top of the class at concert

Mini musicians show they are top of class at concert

Tuesday 24 March 2015 More than 500 talented youngsters showcased the joy of learning to sing or play a musical instrument at a spectacular concert at Sheffield City Hall. The youngsters from infant, junior, secondary and special schools across the city joined forces for the Sheffield Music Hub Celebration Concert at the weekend. The family-friendly event presented a wide range ...

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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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