Archive by category Children and Families

Inspectors praise Nottingham’s Youth Offending Team

Inspectors praise Nottingham’s Youth Offending Team

Nottingham’s Youth Offending Team has been described as “high performing” by an independent inspector. The comments were made following a recent visit by HM Inspectorate of Probation in June. Inspectors said case managers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and used creative approaches to help build positive relationships, encourage the engagement of children and young people and […]

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Council announces winners of Smokefree Summer poster competition

Council announces winners of Smokefree Summer poster competition

The winning designs have been chosen in Nottingham City Council’s poster competition to promote its Smokefree Summer. Six winners have been selected from four city schools and their designs will now be turned into large, eye-catching posters to advertise family events over the coming days and weeks where smokers will be asked not to light […]

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A primary school teacher from Bulwell has been recognised for her outstanding work.

A primary school teacher from Bulwell has been recognised for her outstanding work.

Dubbed the “Oscars for Teachers”, Claire Langham, who works at Cantrell Primary and Nursery School, in Bulwell, is the winner of the Silver Teaching Award in the national Pearson Teaching Awards 2016. Selected from thousands of nominations, Claire’s surprise award celebration is one of 55 which will be taking place in schools and colleges across England, Ireland and […]

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ParkLives launches brand new timetable in Nottingham in time for summer

ParkLives launches brand new timetable in Nottingham in time for summer

Nottingham’s summer ParkLives programme is now underway, with residents able to take advantage of free and fun sessions taking place across the city. The June and July programme includes 16 fun and informal activities, with everything from lakeside yoga and health walks, to bowls, family tennis and a ‘Couch to 5K’ running club. A number […]

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Nottingham comes together to celebrate the joy of reading!

Nottingham comes together to celebrate the joy of reading!

Families filled the grounds of Nottingham Castle for a free fun day to enjoy storytelling, book characters, children’s activities and line dancing. The Free Family Fun Day on the Castle Green on 9 June was organised by Nottingham City Council and partners to celebrate books and reading and promote Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a charity […]

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