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Families given secondary school places of their choice

Handsworth Grange School

1 March 2018 A huge 97 per cent of children in Sheffield have been given a place at a secondary school of their choice, new figures released today (Thursday 1 March) show. Of the 6,187 students set to start secondary school in September, 97 per cent have been given a place at one of their three choices of school, while ...

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Sheffield City Council introduce new Baby Safe champions

Baby Safe Champions (left to right) Julia Thompson, Shahida Siddique, Councillor Jackie Drayton, Henrietta Mlalazi, Sarah Salway, Greg Fell, Dr Margaret Ainger, Paula Schofield

8 February 2018 Twelve champions from across the city have come together today to launch a programme to reduce baby deaths across the city. In Sheffield, every year, four out of every 1,000 babies die before they reach the age of one. This new initiative, the first of its kind in England, brings together members of the local community including ...

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Local students awarded cash prizes for enterprising start ups

Noah Kitchen, James Wheeler and Harrison Dimelow from Stocksbridge High

22 December 2017 Literary Lanterns, from Stocksbridge School, has beaten off competition from hundreds of students to win a £150 Flying Start award as part of Sheffield City Council’s BiG Challenge 11. The interim Flying Start awards were presented to students last week for getting their businesses quickly of the ground. Over 200 teams, from 20 Sheffield schools and colleges, ...

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People urged to get checked for HIV during national testing week

The Plusme team giving HIV the finger

14 November 2017 People urged to get checked for HIV during national testing week Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 18 November. This year’s campaign ‘Give HIV the finger’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis and emphasising the simplicity of the finger prick test. Research shows ...

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Disability travel service up for two national awards

Chloe at the tram stop with Travel Trainer Elizabeth.

7 November 2017 Two travel training schemes that teach people with learning disabilities to travel independently, run by Sheffield City Council, have been shortlisted for national awards. In the past eight years, the schemes have helped more than 700 people make journeys by public transport, from home to school or work, giving them the confidence to go out by themselves ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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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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School leavers encouraged to take up vaccines

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

13 July 2017 Teenagers and students who are eligible for the MMR and meningitis vaccines are being encouraged to ensure they take them up this summer – before heading off to festivals or to university. The first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – known as the MMR – is offered to all babies at one year old, ...

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Have you got ‘the Breast Factor’?

The Breast Factor

21 June 2017 National Breastfeeding Week 20-26 June 2017 On Monday night “The Breast Factor”, a play written, directed and acted by breastfeeding support volunteers, premiered at Sheffield Town Hall to kick-start National Breastfeeding Week, which runs all this week. The play portrays how decisions can be made around feeding babies and uses a gameshow format to dispel myths surrounding ...

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Youngsters meet the Gruffalo at Winter Garden Bookstart event

Gruffalo, Oliver Coppard, Lord Mayor, Julie Dore and Jackie Drayton1

12 June 2017 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Gruffalo at a Bookstart event in the Winter Garden last week. Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 300 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part in ...

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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

baby foot

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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