COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Guidance for Educational Settings from Department of Education and Public Health England
Please find below the latest Government advice for Educational Settings:
Spanish Lunch Time Club
30-45 MINUTE SESSIONS
KS1 or KS2. A fun & engaging session with songs, games and activities!
Block sessions or ongoing during the school calendar.
Paid by the parents or funded by the school.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ELIANA ON 07565190413
Tiny Happy People
Language - we all use it, it enables you to tell others about yourself, how you are feeling but also so you can say what you think. For children, language sets the foundations for learning; without it, it makes it harder for children to learn how to read, write and use numbers.
That’s why we’re getting behind Tiny Happy People - the BBC’s biggest ever education initiative which over the next five years aims to contribute to closing the ‘word gap’ and promoting school readiness in children aged 0-5.
It’s a free, online resource for parents, carers and professionals to inspire and empower parents to chat and play with their children, so that they can give them the best start in life.
The website shows parents how they can bond with their child before they are even born but also through the early stages of their lives. The videos, tips and articles are quick and inspiring, but also based on expert advice and evidence.
We need your help to get the message out to parents and carers across the Wigan borough; we need you to talk to parents, share posts on your social media pages, talk and show some of the activities to parents so they can see how easy it is. If you work out in the community and are supporting families who you think may benefit from this free resource, let them know too.
To find out more about the campaign yourself visit Tiny Happy People. For more information, contact the Wigan Speech and Language team on 01942 483615 or email Beki Levelle - email@example.com
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
FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
The Portico Library has a number of FREE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS as part of The Portico Sadie Massey Awards. All that they'd like schools to do is enter their short story or book review competition following a workshop.
Both are open from KS2 - KS4.
Please find attached a workshop application form, and a school workshop sheet showing all the other workshops on offer.
The free workshops are for reluctant readers, boys, students from disadvantaged backgrounds and any other students you feel would benefit - please let Portico Library know.
Workshops are for up to 30 students, up to 2 hours and take place in your school with one of their workshop leaders.
Please check out their website and Facebook pages: