Archive by category Children and Families

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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Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

The newly reinterpreted Cassandra Room will open to the public at Wollaton Hall, on Saturday 28 May 2016 with a decidedly theatrical and innovative approach to telling the story of the Willoughby family. This project, made possible with Arts Council England funding, uses the room to tell the story of the first hundred years of […]

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