Archive by category Children and Families

Pupils boost attendance to win exclusive gig with Professor Green

Pupils boost attendance to win exclusive gig with Professor Green

PUPILS from secondary schools in Nottingham have improved their attendance to win a place at an exclusive music concert in the city with Professor Green. Classes with the best overall attendance from eight schools will watch the special VIP performance at a secret location in Nottingham on Thursday (14 January). Attendance was measured over the […]

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Young Creative Awards 2016 – entries open

Young Creative Awards 2016 – entries open

Entries are now open for the Young Creative Awards 2016. The Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2016 give young people the chance to show off their creative work, network with future employers and gain valuable industry experience and mentoring. The theme this year is “Goals and Dreams”. Judges want young people, aged 13 to 24 who […]

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Stay warm to stay well – be a good neighbour in the bad weather

Stay warm to stay well – be a good neighbour in the bad weather

Winter weather is now upon us… so it’s vital that we all keep an eye on older friends, neighbours and relatives as the cold snap starts to tighten its grip. Nottingham City Council is asking for people to check on those they think could be at risk, even just to see if they need essentials […]

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Panto audiences help raise big bucks for Dolly Parton charity

Panto audiences help raise big bucks for Dolly Parton charity

Panto-goers in Nottingham have been donating generously this Christmas as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library raises £1,000 in just 2 weeks. Nottingham Playhouse teamed up with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to raise funds for free books for children. The book gifting scheme is one of the official panto charities for this year’s performances of […]

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Official opening of multi-million pound Heathfield Primary

Official opening of multi-million pound Heathfield Primary

The new £5.3m Heathfield Primary School has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham. The first pupils started using the new School in October, but a ribbon cutting ceremony saw partners come together to celebrate the official opening. This is all part of the City Council’s ambitious expansion plan, which saw the school in […]

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Parents given pre-Christmas warning about dangers of online grooming

Parents given pre-Christmas warning about dangers of online grooming

A strong message is going out to parents in the run-up to Christmas highlighting the dangers of children being groomed online. Many youngsters will be looking forward to receiving mobile phones, laptops and tablet devices this year, and Nottingham City Council is taking the opportunity to reinforce the message of internet safety. As part of […]

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Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over Christmas

Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over Christmas

Hundreds of children and young people will have the chance to get fit and active over the Christmas holidays with a special sports day at the new Harvey Hadden stadium. The ‘Being healthy’ event on Wednesday 30 December will give kids the chance to try out the new state-of-the-art facilities at the sports complex – […]

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Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature

Nottingham named UNESCO City of Literature

On Friday 11 December, UNESCO awarded Nottingham with the status of City of Literature. This accolade was the result of a bid process that was initiated approximately two years ago. Nottingham joins eleven other UNESCO Cities of Literature across the globe: Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reyjavik, Norwich, Krakow, Heidelburg, Granada, Prague and Dunedin. Nottingham, […]

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