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Hallé Orchestra brings harmony to Sheffield school children

Halle Orchestra performing to Sheffield school children

5 April 2017 Thousands of Sheffield school children hit the right note at Sheffield’s City Hall last week (Friday 31 March), performing in harmony with one of the UK’s top orchestras. The Hallé Orchestra was back at Sheffield’s City Hall, following the success of last year’s outstanding Concert for Schools. This year they performed to children from 44 Sheffield primary ...

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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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Council supports awareness week to help keep babies sleeping safe

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17 March 2017 Is your child sleeping as safely as possible? It’s Safer Sleep Week and parents are reminded of the ABCs of safer sleep for their babies and toddlers. From 13-19 March 2017, The Lullaby Trust and partners want to reach as many new and expectant parents in the UK as possible to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death ...

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Children’s University celebrates its two millionth hour

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

17 March 2017 Nearly 37,000 children and young people across Sheffield have clocked up more than two million hours of learning in their own time, as part of the Sheffield Children’s University initiative. The programme which started in 2007, and is the biggest Children’s University in the country, encourages children and young people to take part in a wide range ...

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Sponsor announced for new Sheffield secondary school

Artist's impression of new Mercia School

16 March 2017 Council leaders are today excited to announce that the new secondary school proposed for south-west Sheffield will be sponsored by one of the city’s most successful academy trusts. Mercia Learning Trust, the Multi-Academy Trust founded by King Ecgbert school, has an excellent track record locally and will now take on the running of the new secondary school, ...

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Families given secondary school places of their choice

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

1 March 2017 A huge 96 per cent of children in Sheffield have been given a place at a secondary school of their choice, new figures released today (Wednesday 1 March) show. Of the 6,101 pupils set to start secondary school in September, 96 per cent have been given a place at one of their three choices of school, while 88 ...

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New Sheffield school plans unveiled

How the proposed nursery play area could look

28 February 2017 Detailed plans for a new school in the north-east of the city have now been unveiled. Woodside School is due to open in September 2018 and is being built to help meet the rising demand for school places in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council is inviting comments for the plans from residents and will be arranging a series ...

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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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Council Apprentice Honoured for Top Class Award Nomination

Saeed is congratulated by the Lord Mayor

06 December 2016 19 year old apprentice, Saeed Amin, met the Lord Mayor to be congratulated on his recent apprenticeship nomination. Saeed was invited to the Town Hall where he was applauded by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Cllr Denise Fox for his recent nomination for the ‘Asian Apprentice of the Year’ award. The prestigious ‘Asian Apprentices Awards’ is an ...

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Get checked for HIV, urge health leaders

PlusMe is promoting HIV testing week

18 November 2016 Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 19 November. This year’s campaign ‘It starts with me’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis. Research shows that one in four people living with HIV don’t know they have it and that people who are treated early ...

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Children’s University celebrates golden success

Sheffield's Children's University 50th Gold Award Ceremony

7 October 2016 Last night (October 6th) two hundred pupils graduated from Sheffield’s Children’s University 50th Gold award ceremony. Since it began in 2007, the initiative which encourages children aged 4-19 to take part in learning activities outside of school, has seen more than 35,000 children taking part in nearly 2 million hours of activities. Research shows that young people ...

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Sheffield schools to have fixed Easter holidays

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

28 July 2016 The 2017/18 academic year will have a fixed Easter break in the first two weeks of April. The change in policy comes as a result of a consultation to which 1,200 parents, teachers and support staff responded. The consultation asked respondents to consider two options – to retain the traditional calendar or to fix the Easter break ...

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Schools break, ready for summer fun

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Thursday 14 July Don’t know what to do over the summer holiday? Parents relax – this summer holiday will kick off to a great start as the CU Festival of Fun 2016 is launched this weekend. A free event will be taking place in the Winter Gardens this Saturday, 16 July. Parents and children can have a taster of some ...

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Good news for families on primary school places

Sheffield Town Hall

18 April 2016 More children have been given their choice of primary school in Sheffield as admissions results out today (Monday, 18 April) show. In total 6,311 children received a preferred place, an increase on last year’s results. This follows the increase in the number of children being given a place at their chosen secondary school in Sheffield, as reported ...

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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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