Archive by category Children and Families

Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Parents reminded about Safer Sleep for babies this Christmas

Public health experts are warning parents to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies ahead of the Christmas season. Officials at Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils have teamed up with the Lullaby Trust to remind families that risks increase significantly at this time of the year as routines change. Babies, both newborns and […]

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City Council launches ‘Brushing Buddies’ to help save local children’s smiles

City Council launches ‘Brushing Buddies’ to help save local children’s smiles

Nottingham City Council has launched a new scheme in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to help primary schools to encourage their children and families to take better care of their dental health – and their smiles. The Brushing Buddies scheme is being introduced to 25 City primary and nursery schools over the next […]

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Teenagers in Nottingham stand against domestic violence

Teenagers in Nottingham stand against domestic violence

White Ribbon Project – Fashioned For Freedom 46 young people across Nottingham have spent the last six weeks working with the council to mark the UNs day for the elimination of violence against Women and Girls and White Ribbon day with a fashion show. Nottingham City Council’s Early Help Services hosted a ‘Fashioned For Freedom’ […]

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City schools performing well above national average for music

City schools performing well above national average for music

Schools in Nottingham are doing better in Music than others nationally. New figures collected for the Department for Education music survey show that Nottingham is scoring well above the national average in many areas: 19% of Nottingham pupils are learning an instrument, nationally that that is 15% 51% of young people in Nottingham continue playing […]

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Calling all creative upcyclers!

Calling all creative upcyclers!

Nottingham City Council is calling on creative up-cyclers or keen re-furbishers to support a reuse project next year. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovation exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative upcycling. They will run across a series of venues in Nottingham City Centre in February and March 2016. The project, hosted by Nottingham City […]

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Festive journey is a treat for children and young people in care, vulnerable families and foster children in Nottingham.

Festive journey is a treat for children and young people in care, vulnerable families and foster children in Nottingham.

More than 250 children and their parents and carers will board a special train at Nottingham Station for a journey with a difference. An inter-city train called the “Round Robin” has been laid on especially by East Midlands Trains on 21 November and will take the group on a two-hour trip from Nottingham to Sheffield […]

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School attendance campaign wins third national award

School attendance campaign wins third national award

A campaign to boost school attendance by offering pupils the chance to go to an exclusive pop concert has won its third national award. Nottingham City Council’s Get In:volved campaign was the top Platinum winner in the Local Government Communication Awards on Wednesday 11 November 2015. The campaign, which ran over the Autumn 2014 term […]

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