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Wiltshire schools invited to help year 9 girls to be more physically active

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Our colleagues at the University of Bristol are looking for Wiltshire schools to take part in an exciting new project that is looking at helping Year 9 girls to be more physically active...

 

CWMT Wellbeing Challenge to win books for your school

Thursday 14th June 2018

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge 2018 is now open for registration...

 

Make Your Mark- the UK's largest youth consultation

Friday 8th June 2018

During 2017 over 950,000 pupils took part in a national ballot, Make your Mark...

 

Be Internet Citizens - Free training in Exeter

Friday 1st June 2018

This may be of particular interest to secondary school teaching staff who specialise in PSHE, SMSC, Safeguarding, ICT, English, History, Politics and RE...

 

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs in England

Wednesday 30th May 2018

The UK Government has announced a boost to breakfast provision in schools that will be funded through the soft drinks industry levy...

 

South West Healthy Schools Conference

Wednesday 25th April 2018

South West Healthy Schools Conference This free conference will provide school leaders, governors and teachers, particularly those responsible for PSHE, RSE, safeguarding, mental health and promoting health and wellbeing, with up to date information about new government policy including the Mental Health Green Paper and statutory Relationship and Sex Education...

 

New Virgin Care referral form consultation

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Virgin Care are inviting partner agencies to comment on a new referral form for their service...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - Beat the Clock Challenge

Wednesday 4th April 2018

This year schools will be undertaking a timed challenge whereby you will complete a set number of minutes in order to collect a sport in the Commonwealth Games, which is just about to start...

 

Sun Ready Photo Challenge and lesson plans

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

UK primary schools to win £5,000 in school trips with Boots Soltan                                                   The Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is offering primary schools the chance to win £5,000 for school trips, by taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge...

 

Healthy Eating Week 2018 registration now open

Monday 2nd April 2018

Registration for BNF Healthy Eating week (11-15 June 2018) is now open  More campaign dates and related links can be found on the Health Events Calendar Catch up with more recent news stories here

 

Wiltshire Healthy Lifestyles report published today

Thursday 29th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

HomeRun offered to all Wiltshire schools

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Wiltshire Council have been piloting the smartphone app HomeRun with seven Wiltshire schools located in air quality management areas to reduce traffic and parking issues associated with the school drop-off and pick-up...

 

Local support for young carers from Carer Support Wiltshire

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The current Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria ask schools to provide evidence of how they are meeting the needs of young carers, including having in place a young carers policy...

 

Promoting Positive Lunchtimes and Better Behaviour

Thursday 15th March 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

New gambling education materials (secondary)

Thursday 15th March 2018

Despite more opportunities than ever for young people to gamble, particularly online, tools to help prevent gambling harms are not currently being provided in schools...

 

DfE Education for Wellbeing research programme

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is looking for primary and secondary schools to take part in their 2018 - 2020 Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for school pupils in years 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9...

 

betty for schools - period education

Friday 9th March 2018

half a million pupils reached in first year of period education betty for schools, the period education programme, is celebrating its first birthday...

 

Wiltshire Community Safety survey report published

Thursday 8th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Childnet annual film competition (ages 7-18)

Wednesday 7th March 2018

The Childnet Film Competition 2018 has launched! Young people aged 7-18 are invited to create short films to inspire their peers to 'Connect with Respect'...

 

Wiltshire report on Risky Behaviours now published

Friday 23rd February 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Education for a Connected World framework

Thursday 22nd February 2018

To coincide with Safer Internet Day, the UK Government launched its new Education Framework for a Connected World...

 

Thrive Peer Mentoring at Sarum Academy

Thursday 15th February 2018

A video is now available about the Thrive Peer Mentoring Programme, at Sarum Academy...

 

Time to Change March events in Wiltshire

Tuesday 13th February 2018

We are currently working with Time to Change to address mental health stigma in Wiltshire secondary schools...

 

SUGAR SMART Wiltshire

Thursday 1st February 2018

What is SUGAR SMART? SUGAR SMART Wiltshire is part of a national campaign headed up by Jamie Oliver and the charity Sustain...

 

Right Choice for your school Wiltshire website

Tuesday 30th January 2018

This month sees the launch of a new Wiltshire website: http://rightchoice...

 


National news archive

Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts

Saturday 23rd June 2018

New measures also target junk food ads and aim to halve childhood obesity by 2030 in England...

 

Looters target fire-damaged bar next to Glasgow School of Art

Friday 22nd June 2018

They breached a safety cordon to steal alcohol from Campus, which has been closed since the Glasgow School of Art fire...

 

Basil Brush turns 50 - Boom Boom

Friday 22nd June 2018

The veteran children's television character talks to Simon McCoy about the Royal family and the World Cup...

 

Private school 'austerity day' criticised

Friday 22nd June 2018

Exclusive St Paul's Girls' School laid on baked potatoes and beans for its pupils at lunchtime...

 

Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer

Friday 22nd June 2018

The custom-made shoes feature characters and designs to suit the child's tastes...

 

Sex, drugs and A&E: 10 charts on how the under-30s use the NHS

Thursday 21st June 2018

Debates about the NHS often focus on the pressures of an ageing population, but how do younger patients use the service? Read full story...

 

Ofsted chief inspector backs ban on phones in schools

Thursday 21st June 2018

Amanda Spielman also says she supports punishments such as lines, litter-picking and detention...

 

Press release: Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time

Thursday 21st June 2018

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Rikki Neave death: No charges over schoolboy murder

Thursday 21st June 2018

Prosecutors say there is "insufficient evidence" to charge a man over the death of Rikki Neave, six...

 

Brexit youth: 'I am angry and the future scares me'

Thursday 21st June 2018

Young people who missed out on voting on Brexit share their views...

 

Ofsted chief says poor white communities lack 'aspiration and drive'

Thursday 21st June 2018

Schools in white working-class areas can face multiple problems, says Ofsted's chief inspector...

 

Three children suffer burns after camping kettle explodes

Thursday 21st June 2018

The girl and two boys were taking part in a cooking lesson when a camping kettle exploded...

 

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'

Wednesday 20th June 2018

There was "disregard for human life" in prescribing drugs at the Gosport hospital, a report finds...

 

US child detention pictures disturbing - Theresa May

Wednesday 20th June 2018

The UK's prime minister says the US is "wrong" to hold children in what appear to be cages...

 

To ban or not to ban: Should phones be allowed in schools?

Wednesday 20th June 2018

The culture secretary says schools should ban phones from schools - but what do headmasters say? Read full story...

 

'Travellers' force cancellation of Milton Keynes school sports day

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Twenty caravans arrived on the site the day before it was due to take place...

 

Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Both mobile and fixed internet lines were shut off for two hours nationwide during key school tests...

 

Ofsted chief inspector backs ban on phones in schools

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Amanda Spielman also says she supports punishments such as lines, litter-picking and detention...

 

Brexit and young people: 'No-one's told me how my future is affected'

Wednesday 20th June 2018

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, what about those who were too young to vote on Brexit? Read full story...

 

Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care

Wednesday 20th June 2018

A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up...

 

Like Minds: Why insomnia affects your mental health

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Why do we feel so low when we've not had enough sleep? Read full story...

 

Badger lessons aim to tackle persecution

Tuesday 19th June 2018

School children in Scotland have been learning about badgers as part of a drive to stamp out badger persecution in the area...

 

Glasgow Art School fire: Council leader has hope

Tuesday 19th June 2018

The leader of Glasgow City Council says they are "certainly not writing off the Mackintosh building yet"...

 

NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?

Tuesday 19th June 2018

It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948? Read full story...

 

Glasgow Art School 'will be saved' after devastating fire

Tuesday 19th June 2018

The school's director, Prof Tom Inns, says the Mackintosh building will be saved "in some form"...