Portico Library Teachers' Network Meeting: 14th of February 2020 at 3 pm
We'd like to invite you to the Portico Library on Friday, 14th of February 2020 at 3 pm for our Teachers' Network Meeting.
As part of this fun, relaxed event, there will be a short, inspiring tour of the library, a creative half hour with one of our authors and workshop leaders, and an account from one of our early prize winners who went on to publish poetry, start an MA and who hopes to be a teacher herself. You'll be able to hear and ask about her inspiring writing journey from winning our award to where she is now!
Now in its 5th year, The Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers has some exciting developments and changes that we are keen to share with you.
With the deadline to our short story and book review competitions looming, this is perfect timing to ask any final questions and learn all the details about the awards which are open to key stages 2 - 4.
There will also be the chance to network, ask questions and look at our wonderful collection of fascinating books and all in the unique surrounds of a unique Georgian library in the centre of Manchester.
One of our authors, Marie, has created a fantastic new Folklore workshop from looking at exciting books in the collection which you can see here:
Refreshments including tea and coffee and maybe a glass of wine or juice will be provided.
We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a really enjoyable afternoon.
Please RSVP to email@example.com and we look forward to meeting you on Friday, 14th of February.
With thanks and best wishes,
Smart Futures CIC
Smart Futures is a Community Interest Company with a difference, set up to increase the social inclusion of children across our borough living in poverty by providing school uniform packages.
We do this by taking in donations of uniform collecting them from various drop off points around the borough. (Saving hundreds of items from going to landfill and reducing the sector’s carbon footprint.)
We then wash/mend sort items as necessary to ensure they are saleable. They will then be put on sale in our shops, via our website and at pop up shops in the borough. The money raised from the sale of the uniforms will then be used to provide full packages for children whose families can’t afford uniform. These families will be identified via schools and agencies working within the borough. We will provide packages to the school or agency to ensure anonymity for those families (these won’t just be second-hand uniform but may include new items).
For more information contact:
Smart Futures CIC
31-33 High St
Tel: 01257 400010
The Portico Sadie Massey Awards
The Portico Sadie Massey Awards
Dear Teachers, Librarians, Literacy and Oracy Co-ordinators and book enthusiasts!
Don’t miss the chance to enter your students in The Portico Sadie Massey Awards for Young Readers and Writers in 2020!
There’s a range of new prizes for book reviews and short stories from Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.
This competition is completely FREE to enter. Be a part of our celebration of the literary talent and heritage in the North of England.
DEADLINE: Midnight Friday 13 March 2020.
Find out more about entering the competitions and how you can have a workshop in school or in our magical 19th century library.
Polite - The Portico Library
The Portico Library will hold an exhibition titled ‘Polite’ in 2020. This will be centred around literature and art that invite us to question the pros and cons of ‘politeness’, today and through history. If you would like to put a group of students forward for this opportunity please fill out the attached form and return it by us by 31 January 2020.
Your Chance to Make a Difference to Young People's Lives With £1m Funding Pot
Do you have an idea that could improve young people's lives? Is there something missing in your community which you think could inspire the next generation?
If so, then Wigan Council would like to hear from you as it reaches the halfway point of the latest round of The Deal for Communities Investment Fund (DFCIF).
Earlier this year the Council unveiled £1m of funding for schools and community groups in the borough thanks to The Deal 2030.
The funding is available for any idea that could ignite young people's ambitions and shape an inspiring future.
It’s the seventh incarnation of the DFCIF and the £1m pot comes in addition to the £10m already invested by Wigan Council to help community groups solve some of the Borough’s biggest social problems.
James Winterbottom, Director of Children and Young People's Services, said: “I would encourage anyone with an idea no matter how big or small to come forward and share their vision. After listening to residents in the Deal 2030 consultation, we recognise the importance of supporting the Borough’s young people and their aspirations. We are particularly looking for those bigger ideas that may rely on sizeable investment only the Council can aid. People are welcome to attend a number of workshops in January where they can gain advice from our officers on the tweaks that can be made before submission for it to be successful.”
Bids can be submitted until February and can come from a variety of sources including schools, Start Well Centres, community groups, sport clubs and parents as long as the applicant puts young people at the heart of their application.
A priority for this round of funding is for bids to demonstrate a high level of collaboration and reach within the wider community.
This is why schools, clubs and community groups are being encouraged to link up and put their minds together so they can understand what their local area needs to help youngsters reach their full potential.
You can book onto a free pre-application support workshop in Wigan and Leigh.
Here are the dates for your diary:
Small investments on 8th January 2020 at Wigan Borough Armed Forces Hub
Big idea investments on 8th January 2020 at Wigan Borough Armed Forces Hub
Small investments on 17th January 2020 at Leigh Spinners Mill
Big idea investments on 17th January 2020 at Leigh Spinners Mill
Small investments on 20th January 2020 at Abram Community Centre
The fund will close on 16th February 2020 and there is still the opportunity for smaller, innovative bids which require £2,000 or less.
To find out more and to gain some advice on a possible bid, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org